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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: new Launcher and CLASSPATH
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:34:51 GMT
> > As ant.jar cannot be found on the system classloader anymore, any
> > class loaded from the system classloader (i.e. classes coming from
> > CLASSPATH) can't load the Task class for example.
> >
> > I see two options:
> >
> > (1) live with it and document it properly (which means 
> people may have
> > to link/copy a lot into ANT_HOME/lib).
> 
> Yes. I think we should recommend that Ant be run with an 
> empty CLASSPATH. I 
> have added an option ot read libs out of a home directory and 
> would like to 
> add an option to specify arbitrary lib directories with a 
> -lib option or 
> similar. The only drag is that the command processing would 
> need to be done 
> in the launcher to extract this info and then pass the rest 
> of the command 
> line to the Main class.


Ant support the environment variables ANT_OPTS and ANT_ARGS.
Maybe an additional ANT_LIBS?

Or searching by default for .ant-settings (or similar) file
which contains infos about libs (and maybe additional stuff)
in the current directory?
So you can create a config file for each project and donĀ“t have
to start ant always with a "ant -lib a-very-long-lib-list usual-ant-stuff".

Mmmm - defining additional libs inside the buildfile ?


Jan

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