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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 44661] New: Task 'get' should should allow alternative paths.
Date Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:08:48 GMT

           Summary: Task 'get' should should allow alternative paths.
           Product: Ant
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core tasks

Task 'get' should allow alternative paths (or sources of download):
Right now there's only a 'src' attribute, but the most useed case of this task
is to download jar libraries from remote servers. If the jar is not available
from one server(or the server is down), it might be available from another, but
this is very complicated to make right now with ANT (and makes the build.xml
complicated and ugly).
The simplest solution would to support "alternative" download paths, so that
when one download fails (for a specific jar) than to use next from the list of

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