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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] pass proxy settings to javadoc
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:43:01 GMT
Kappen, Thomas, TECON Terenci wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> the attached patch passes proxy settings to the javadoc commandline tool, which will
be called from the <javadoc> ant task.
> 
> Proxy settings are necessary if external javadoc resources should be linked with the
generated javadoc, and the host resides behind a firewall.
> 
> The proxy settings from the system properties must be explicitly passed to the javadoc
commandline tool, since the tool cannot be run inside the same jvm as ant, and therefore a
new jvm will be created for javadoc (refer to: http://ant.apache.org/manual/index.html)
> 

1. yes, it would be good. I work behind a proxy and feel your pain

> This issue is also discussed in bug# 29870, but only workarounds are proposed.
> 
> Hi hope this patch will be merged into the Ant source tree.


Looking at, it could be a start for a more generic bit of code to 
propagate proxy settings to either Java or Executable 
instances...something that passes down the non-null settings with a 
custom prefix for the specific app, here -J-D,

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