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From "Dick, Brian E." <Brian.D...@FMR.com>
Subject RE: Ant should have an ext directory
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2005 18:29:08 GMT
Oh, I can come up with all kinds of way to get the job done, but none
them beat having an ext directory.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Cooper [mailto:martinc@apache.org] 
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 1:19 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: Ant should have an ext directory




On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Dick, Brian E. wrote:

> Understood, but I want to create a department-wide ant distribution
that
> is augmented with common extension libraries. None of the options you
> list make this particularly clean and easy to manage.

You could use Ant to set it up. ;-) In other words, after people install

Ant, they run 'ant -f setup.xml' where the default target in that build 
file downloads your extension libraries from some known place and puts 
them into ${user.home}/.ant/lib.

--
Martin Cooper

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ivan Ivanov [mailto:rambiusparkisanius@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 12:33 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Ant should have an ext directory
>
>
> Dick,
> --- "Dick, Brian E." <Brian.Dick@FMR.com> wrote:
>
>> Does anyone else get an icky feeling when copying
>> extension libraries
>> into the lib directory? Isn't that why the java
>> runtime added the ext
>> directory?
>
> Ant 1.6 or higher hunts for its jars on three places:
> ${ant.home}/lib, ${user.home}/.ant/lib and the
> directory specified by -lib option of ant laumching
> script. So from Ant 1.6 I do copy no jars in
> ${ant.home}/lib; instead I place them in
> ${user.home}/.ant/lib. This ease me when I change
> ant/jdk version I work with.
>
> HTH Ivan
>>
>> Later,
>> BEDick
>>
>>
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