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From "Scott Langley" <>
Subject Differences in the Ant1.3 optional.jar between RPM and binary distributions
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:11:08 GMT
I downloaded and installed Ant1.3 today, over my Ant1.2 install.

First question:

 Why does the optional.jar installed from the RPM file:

differ from the file:


Specifically, the first file, dated 05-Mar-2001 02:52, installs an
optional.jar of 130,232 bytes.
And the second file, dated 14-Mar-2001 07:09, is 247,802 bytes long.

A diff shows that the second one adds several classes to the ../ejb/ and
../junit/ packages, as well as including new packages for ide, net,
perforce, and scm.

Second question:

 Why isn't the fact that these files optional.jar's differ mentioned
anywhere, or did I miss it?

Third question:

 Would I be correct in assuming that the newer and larger version is better?


Scott Langley

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