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From Peter Reilly <peterrei...@apache.org>
Subject Re: installation instructions for ant under jpackage
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 11:38:04 GMT
Steve Cohen wrote:

> Peter Reilly wrote:
>
>> Steve Loughran wrote:
>>
>>> Steve Cohen wrote:
>>>
>>>> There have been some comments on the jpackage.org 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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> Peter, what is fetch.xml?  Sounds interesting.

That would be Steve L's
Peter

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