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From "Cena, Bernard \(IT\)" <>
Subject RE: Can I substitute jar executable used by <jar> ?
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2006 17:39:37 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:
> Cena, Bernard (IT) wrote:
>> Is there a way to substitute what executable is used under the hood
>> of <jar> task in similar fashion to executable and compiler
>> attribute for <javac> ? We've found <jar> quite slow on large
>> packages and were wondering if we could substitute for example GNU
>> jar which is much faster. If not, what would be your recommendation
>> for this - write own macro to replace <jar> ?
> I would suggest contributing the effort needed to optimise the
>   SVN_HEAD implementation of JAR.

Yes, had a look at the code itself and found the answer (lazy!) - thanks
for the responses!
It would be great to speed this up indeed - may see if we can find a
developer to spend some time on profiling this. In the meantime we might
just wrap GNU jar in a macro for a cut down <jar>.

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