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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: trouble getting ant1.4.1 to work
Date Sun, 10 Feb 2002 23:05:20 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: <bobnsandy@rpa.net>
To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: trouble getting ant1.4.1 to work

> On Java 2 platforms, I've read that you can just
> collect your jar files in JDK_HOME\jre\lib\ext.  The JVM looks there each
time
> it runs.  It would be better than having a mile-long classpath.  The
> instructions for installing ant caution against doing this with ant.jar,
saying
> that ant is an application.  Would it be considered good practice to add
jar
> files to JDK_HOME\jre\lib\ext provided they are NOT applications?

no because extension libs are loaded in a different class loader; wierd
things happen. A lot of ant bugreports come down to 'too much XML parser
stuff going into the ext directory'.

Ant runs happily on an empty classpath; so can other apps if written
correctly.


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