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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: From apache-ant-1.5.3-1-src to build ant.jar and optional.jar
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 20:35:45 GMT
Zhang, Min [IT] wrote:

> Hi,
> I download and build the jar files from it on
> both NT and Unix platforms.  Compared with the jar files from the binary
> distributions, the newly built ant.jar does not include
> class.  The optional.jar
> is only 411KB compared with 656KB of optional.jar in the binary
> distributions.  There are so many classes are missing, ANTLR.class,
> IContract.class, Script.class and StyleBook.class in
> package, just to name a few.  Those
> java classes are existed in the source tree.  Why does this happen?

ant only compiles those classes for which there are appropriate 
libraries to compile against. You need to find all the libraries for all 
the optional components you need, otherwise, they get left out.

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