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From Steve Cohen <>
Subject Re: installation instructions for ant under jpackage
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 11:16:37 GMT
Peter Reilly wrote:
> Steve Loughran wrote:
>> Steve Cohen wrote:
>>> There have been some comments on the mailing list to the 
>>> effect that our manual doesn't really have correct installation 
>>> instructions for that environment, although elsewhere on our site we 
>>> do link to them.
>>> I have rewritten the install manual page to add this content, but 
>>> rather than commit it and then draw comments, I decided to post it on 
>>> my own site temporarily for comment.  If there is none, I'll just 
>>> commit it.
> I had a quick read of the section - looks good. Perhaps you could mention
>   ) that if ant has been installed by jpackage (at least the current 
> versions), the env
>     variable ANT_HOME will be ignored,
>   ) and that one can use the --noconfig
>     switch to ignore the jpackage installation.
> Peter
>> It's nice.
>> I'm thinking of adding fetch.xml to the end user distro, as it can 
>> then pick up many of the optional extra jar files (the OSS ones). It 
>> needs tweaking to autoretrieve the maven task to do the downloads, 
>> which leads to a problem: the version of that task when ant1.7 ships 
>> will be less than the latest version by the end of the lifetime of the 
>> tool. Either we do hard code a version# into a shipped property file, 
>> or we provide some way of getting the latest version (property url off 
>> the ant  site to get the list of latest JARS for that version, perhaps)
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Good point!  Changes made to

As for future enhancements, we can update as they come in, I think.

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