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From "Eric Crahen" <>
Subject Re: Disconnected Development
Date Sat, 23 Dec 2006 21:58:55 GMT
Yes, I agree with using an explicit flag rather than detecting
connectivity. I may not have been too clear about it earlier.

On 12/23/06, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> Eric Crahen wrote:
> > The bigger problem to me is the delay it would introduce if I tried to
> > hit a website all the time. It would be noticable, and when I was
> > disconnected
> > I'd have to wait however long it takes the connection to time out, which
> > is not acceptable if I want to use an approach where I do builds very
> > often.
> which is why you have to provide a -Doffline flag to make it faster.
> Where things get complex is if a proxy is in the mix and the remote site
> is still unavailable. You have to rely on the proxy server returning an
> error of the right kind, not  a 3 week old cached copy. As someone
> trying to test SOAP interop, this is the bane of my life.
> -steve


- Eric

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