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From "T Master" <>
Subject Re: Simple question?
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 15:43:18 GMT
Sounds plausible.
However, a manifest may contain anything other than the known attributes.
I like your idea though.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Burgess" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 7:46 AM
Subject: Simple question?

> (New Ant user.  Apologies if this is doc'ed somewhere.  I can't find it.)
> The "jar" attribute of the "Java" task indicates "must have a Main-Class
> entry in the manifest". The only way I've found to define the Main-Class
> to first create my own manifest, then pass it to the "Jar" task.
> It seems easier in my simple case that the "Jar" task could have something
> like a "mainclass" attribute, so that Ant could include it in the simple
> manifest that it creates.  This would save me the step of creating the
> manifest first, simply to define the Main-Class.  Did I understand things
> correctly?
> If this is a feature request, then obviously it's not a high priority one.
> Thanks.
> Jay

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