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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: tarfileset nested vs standalone
Date Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:28:32 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:
>> in the standalone <tarfileset> datatype, you cant go
>>
>> <tarfileset mode="755" id="something" />
>>
>> the way you do inside <tar>, you have to go
>>
>> <tarfileset filemode="755" id="something" />
> 
> You mean the other way around, mode in <tar> and filemode outside.
> Actually, you can use filemode in both places.
> 
> The reason (as usual) is backwards compatibility.  <zipfileset> always
> used "filemode" while the <tarfileset> nested into <tar> used "mode".
> 
> The standalone version of <tarfileset> shares code with <zipfileset>
> and thus now has a filemode attribute.  The <tarfileset> inside <tar>
> corresponds to a subclass of the standalone one that delegates
> setMode() to setFileMode() in its base class.
> 
>> Isnt that a bit, well, inconsistent?
> 
> We should promote using filemode in either place.

how long has filemode been in tar/tarfileset? Does it work in 1.6.x?

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