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From Holger Rauch <>
Subject RE: Building optional.jar from Latest Ant Sources
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2000 08:38:53 GMT

On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Conor MacNeill wrote:

> [...] 
> If you downloaded the source version, then building it will be
> sufficient to include the optional tasks, which can be built (according
> to the contents of your classpath), in your ant. jar.

Thanks for pointing this out! A jar -tf indeed shows that the new taskdefs
are there:


> However, I think we should change the current build so that ant builds
> two jars: ant.jar and optional.jar. 

That would make it a bit easier to keep track of the things one is looking
for ,-)

> I guess we haven't done this to date
> because we are expecting to change the whole way that tasks are packaged
> anyway.

Well, that pretty much explains everything.



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