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From Brett Porter <bpor...@f2network.com.au>
Subject ssh/scp task
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2002 23:56:58 GMT
Hi,

This was discussed late last year. I haven't had time since, but have just
started work on an SSH/SCP library for Java. I am basing it on OpenSSH, but
intending to release it under the Apache license. I believe this is ok,
based on the source code comments about usage of OpenSSH, and since that's C
and this is Java, it is only a remotely derived work. I will host the
project on sourceforge.

>From this, I will develop an SSH and SCP task for ant. The reason I haven't
used the existing ones is that mindbright's library is exceptionally slow,
at least in our environment, and is incompatible as part of GPL.

If anyone knows of a good SSH library for Java compatible with the Apache
license, let me know now!

I'd say its about a month off as I have only small amounts of time to work
on it. If anyone is interested in participating, let me know and I'll get
sourceforge project setup faster.

Cheers,
Brett

----- Original Message -----

> I have written an SCPTask, very simple - uses v1 of mindbright's ssh
> utilities which are GPL.
> It is a bit rough but if someone can use it I will consider cleaning it up
> and posting to ant-dev.
> What is the process for this?
>
> Cheers,
> Brett

Brett,
Thanks for coding this. SSH/SCP tasks have always been on the ant 2 wish
list, but if they can be done now, then all the better.

As Peter pointed out,the licenses are incompatible. But if you host it
somewhere on sourceforge then it can be linked to off the web site.

See http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/ant_task_guidelines.html for info on task
docs, testing.

-Steve


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