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From Patrick Martin <>
Subject RE: Modify files inside zip
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:46:42 GMT
This idea is actually somewhat implemented in zipfileset, isn't it?

An other approach would be to be able to use filters in zip-like tasks.
Something like:

<zip destfile="">
	<zipfileset src="" includes="**/*.xml"/>

And if we allow to be the same than, it the
same than editing a file inside a zip file... But that might be trickier.

Would it be easy to add the filtering in zip-like tasks?


>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Jing Xue <>@SUNGARD  
> Sent:	jeudi 16 octobre 2003 16:23
> To:	Ant Users List
> Subject:	RE: Modify files inside zip
> Quoting Duncan Strang <>:
> > I've always thought that this is a real shortcoming of the whole jar,
> > ear, war thing, the fact that you have to go through the entire build
> > process when you want to make even a small change...
> > As for turning over maintenance and continued development to a
> > client....forget it if they don't understand the build process.
> > That's what ant is for of course. To ease this process,but depending on
> > which application server you are using it should be possible to modify
> > certain values from the app server console.
> >
> > My main exp' is with can modify all sorts of things in
> > the deployment descriptors from the console.
> Well, I have always thought that that is a can of worm weblogic opened
> right
> there. 8-)  I mean if we all go by the J2EE roles, it's the Component
> Provider
> and Application Assembler's responsibility to put together the deployment
> descriptors, while the Deployer is supposed to "resolve all the external
> dependencies" without changing the package itself.  That was probably the
> whole
> idea of having the security roles/jndi reference mapping thing in the
> descriptors. It can easily become everyone's nightmare at redeployment
> time, if
> a Deployer/Server Admin always goes in and changes the descriptors.
> Now back to Ant, it would be nice indeed if the generic fileset concept
> could
> allow to specify a zip as the basedir.
> My 2 cents.
> --J.X.
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