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From Paul Cody <paul.c...@lucidainc.com>
Subject RE: Simple question?
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 18:47:52 GMT
Ooh.  <manifest> good idea.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Taylor [mailto:donald_l_taylor_jr@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 11:22 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Simple question?
> 
> 
> 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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