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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Importing and caching build files from a URL
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 22:22:31 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:
>>Just out of curiosity, how many people other than
>>Peter and myself have ever started to modify <import>
>>to allow non-file imports?  :)
> I haven't ;-)
> The two issues I faced when creating large multi-build files builds were:
> 1) Easily refer to the files to import arbitrarily deep in the file hierarchy.
> 2) Easily use "resources" relative to the imported builds,
>    for further <import> or <property file> or such.

we have a different problem, which is distributing a self-contained 
component can't be done without including all the relevant imports. 
packages only compile in the complete dir tree once you start using 
<import> of anything up the tree.

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