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From Don Taylor <donald_l_taylor...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Simple question?
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 17:21:55 GMT
What sounds even better is to have a manifest element that you could
specify for the jar task. Then in it you can put manifest entry
elements as name/value pairs.

Does anyone have any interest in anything like this?

-- Don

--- T Master <tmaster@iknowledgeinc.com> wrote:
> Sounds plausible.
> However, a manifest may contain anything other than the known
> attributes.
> I like your idea though.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jay Burgess" <jburgess@delanotech.com>
> To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> 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
> is
> > 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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