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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: auto download of antlibs
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 12:21:16 GMT
On 5/4/07, Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de <Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de> wrote:
> >> > we'd need a metadata tree mapping antlibs to well known packages,
> >> > but that is not too hard. JSON, perhaps.
> >>
> >> Not sure.  Who'd maintain it?
> >
> >It should be some xml format.
> >I think that it should be on the ant site
> >and ant committers would be the updaters of it.
> >- this would be similar to the
> >related projects page - http://ant.apache.org/projects.html
> >but have a separate url for each antlib.
> >? somthing like: http://ant.apache.org/antlibdefintions/<package>.xml
> >for example:
> >http://ant.apache.org/antlibdefintions/net.sf.antcontrib.xml
> >
> >of course this raises the issues of version. One may not want
> >the lastest
> >version of a particular antlib.
>
>
> There is a solution for versioning issues ... or doesnt solve a
> Maven-repo
> versioning of multiple formats?
mm, the problem is not to store multiple versions on the repo, but to
know which one to pick from the antlib URI. As far as I understand
Steve proposal, the idea would be to introduce automatic download
based on the current format of antlib declaration, which only contains
a package, and no version information.

Am I wrong?

Xavier
>
> Or we provide a webapp ...
> http://ant.apache.org/antlibs?uri=org.apache.ant.antunit&version=2
>
>
> Jan
>
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