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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 44661] Task 'get' should should allow alternative paths.
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:50:03 GMT

--- Comment #2 from Gustav Weber <>  2008-04-17 05:50:02 PST
> Looking at this and your other list of requirements, I can see you are trying
> to use <get> for library management. 
Yes, but a very very simple management, like it's done in many open source
projects like:
or even better
Click Frameowrk:
(see get-deps task)

> Can I point you at our affiliate project,
> Ivy, that handles all this for you? 
I'm aware of Ivy(and used it) but I think it's an overkill for most simple
projects(and one could have used Maven as well), and for that very simple
reason ANT would just do it.

I also don't think this would be any duplication with IVY since Ivy would
handle complex situations. 

For very simple projects however were only a few jars are present, the tasks I
descibed would solve the problems and would pose no learning barrier to the
(new)users (exactly the main argument of ANT over maven).

Thank you,


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