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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: Ant to collect 3rd party libraries
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:37:31 GMT

The Tomcat build has a nifty way to do this and I mirrored their technique 
in the build I did for the open source project called Prevayler...

Their webcvs seems down right now, so try a bit later.  When it come up, 
look at the "Dependency Targets" section in the build.xml and then look at 
the utility-targets.incl entity include file which contains the genericized 
targets.  The contains locations of each library 
you want to download.

Thought I'd put that out there as an alternative to Maven, although Maven 
does seem to be pretty cool from what I've seen.  I just think it is 
overkill for some things but, then again, I haven't used it much yet so 
take my opinion with a grain of salt.


At 01:51 PM 8/29/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>You might want to take a look at Maven,
>Maven builds on top of Ant and one of its features is it handles that 
>gathering of 3rd party libraries automaticly for you.
>Charlie Cano wrote:
>>I would like to use Ant to automate the "gathering" of 3rd party
>>libraries (jars, etc) from a remote ftp server, but I'm not sure what
>>the "right" way of doing it would be.
>>Thanks in advance,
>You're welcome.
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