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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: ant-contrib
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:25:44 GMT
You CAN recreate the archive. For use (without <taskdef>ing that) you have
to
edit the .../taskdefs/default.properties in ant.jar.

But WHY you do you want that? 


Jan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vikas Phonsa [mailto:VPhonsa@suz.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 6:22 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: ant-contrib
> 
> 
> Can I select classes for one particular task from ant-contrib 
> jar and add
> those to ant.jar to be able to use that particular task. Aim 
> is not  having
> to add an additional jar to the IDE classpath.I need to just use the
> try/catch task from ant-contrib.
> 
> This might be a silly idea. But any thoughts abt it??
> 
> Vikas
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Davidson [mailto:tim.davidson@greenhatconsulting.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 7:18 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Versioning / Manifest
> 
> yeah, thanks, I got this working:
> 
> 		<!-- Create the JAR file -->
> 		<jar destfile="${temp.lib}\${project.jarFile}"
> 		     basedir="${temp.build}">
> 		    <manifest>
> 		    	<attribute name="Built-By" 
> value="${company.name}"/>
> 		    	<attribute name="Version" 
> value="${FILE_TSTAMP}"/>
> 		    </manifest>
> 		</jar>
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claudio Corsi [mailto:ccorsi@progress.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 3:17 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Versioning / Manifest
> 
> 
> Tim Davidson wrote:
> > I have a related question.
> > Its it possible to create the manifest for a jar on the fly somehow?
> > The reason is to add a timestamp inside the JAR for versioning?
> > something like:
> > 		<jar destfile="foo.jar"
> > 		     basedir="bar">
> > 			<manifest version="${TIMESTAMP}"/>
> > 		</jar>	
> 
> Use the manifest task to create your manifest on the fly.
> 
> You will need to create an attribute that will contain the 
> timstamp, for 
> instance you can call this attribute "TimeStamp".
> 
> To get this information from a running java application you 
> would need 
> to use the Manifest class returned from the JarFile class. 
> This is all 
> part of the java.util.jar package.
> 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rebhan, Gilbert [mailto:Gilbert.Rebhan@huk-coburg.de]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 11:21 AM
> > To: ant_user (E-Mail)
> > Subject: Versioning / Manifest
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > Scenario :
> > 
> > A Client/Server Application is distributed as a bunch of Jar's.
> > Client and Server have an XML-File that contains the 
> versioninfo for these
> Jar's.
> > The Jar's of a new release are transfered to the server, 
> the xml-File is 
> > manually created.
> > 
> > Question 1 : How to automate the creation of that xml-File ?
> > 
> > After starting the client, the client-xml is compared to 
> the server-xml.
> > The new Jar's are then transfered to the client.
> > 
> > Question 2 : Is there a chance to transfer only the altered/newer
> class-Files
> > 	       instead of the whole Jar as bandwidth is limited ?
> > 
> > I guess there's a way via the Manifest. If versioning is 
> possible with the
> 
> > Manifest itself maybe we don't need that xml-file anymore ?
> > 
> > Best practices ?
> > 
> > thx for any advice !!
> > 
> > bye4now,
> >         Gilbert
> > 
> > 
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