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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Expanding a list of jars
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2002 20:03:24 GMT
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>


> On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Scott Ellsworth <scott@alodar.com> wrote:
> 
> > I have a multi stage build using ANT 1.4.1.  Each stage produces a
> > jar containing the complete product of that stage.  We want to
> > combine the results of several of those stages to build a final jar
> > for customer deployment containing everything in the various earlier
> > jars.
> 
> Can <jlink> help you here?
> 
> You've already seen that Ant's CVS version will have a way to help
> you, and it will probably even go further than that as soon as Brian
> Deitte's patches to Zip have made it into CVS (archive must have been
> down when he sent them, as I cannot find them).  Basically, he adds a
> nested element that allows you to specify the sources for
> <zipfileset>s as filesets, thus making <jlink> obsolete.

Brian has also posted it as an ER at 
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5667

I had asked Brian if he would be able to do two things:

1.  Add a flag to support backwards compatibility.
2.  If it was possible for him to address
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5036

Brian had said he would be able to supply a patch
to ensure backwards compatibility.  With regards
to the second question, I haven't heard back from 
him.

So, I am just waiting...  Eventually, if I don't
hear back from him, I would dive in and patch it
up.  But till then...

> 
> Stefan
> 

Cheers,
Magesh

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