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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Bzip, tar, zip, etc
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:10:47 GMT

Ant has packages for zip, bzip and tar stuff. Really?
Ok, I know you all know.  ;-)

The point is that some of these packages IIUC were copied in Avalon repo 
as indipendent packages, and then since they were not in scope I put 
them in commons sandbox, and now we are deprecating the avalon versions.

Now, we have asked some time back, "why not let Ant use the commons 
versions"?

Gump... blah blah blah... bootstrap... blah blah blah...

Now that they have been put in commons for some time, it's quite evident 
that there, they are dead.

So, the solution seems simply to make these separate jars and make them 
available also separately from Ant.

  ant.jar
  ant-zip.jar
  ant-bzip.jar
  ant-tar.jar

Ant keeps them, they are maintained, and we get separate jars to use in 
other projects.

Comments?

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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