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From "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <>
Subject Re: Can I substitute jar executable used by <jar> ?
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2006 17:45:46 GMT
It depends. When I had any problems with jar, it was always because not 
SUN's jar was executed, but fastjar instead. But we should not prevent 
anybody from running any jar that he or she likes.

- Alexey.

Cena, Bernard (IT) wrote:
> 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>.
> Thanks
> Bernard
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