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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: applyjava
Date Thu, 17 May 2007 20:55:04 GMT
On 5/17/07, Matt Benson <> wrote:
> Obviously <script> or <for> could be used, but you


> know how it is... some orgs can't or won't accept
> dependencies in their buildfiles.  Once we get
> somewhere with the auto-install stuff we've talked
> about with Ant + Ivy, that might be easier to handle
> as the user is no longer responsible for setting
> everything up.  A build could simply retrieve
> ant-contrib on the fly.

I doubt these same orgs will see auto-download of AntLibs from the
world wild web with a keen eye...

> As for how the proposed <applyjava> relates to <java>,
> I imagine it would extend <java> in almost or exactly
> the same way that <apply> extends <exec>.

Why not, although I see limited need for it. I won't stop you ;-) --DD

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