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From Bruce Atherton <br...@callenish.com>
Subject Re: What should be downloaded
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 19:54:24 GMT
Sorry, I just noticed this response that was posted a few days ago and I 
thought it needed addressing.

Varuna, the answer to your question is that you most likely want the 
file ant-current-bin.zip. That contains the zipped-up compiled version 
of ant that you can run as soon as you have unzipped it. If you prefer 
ant delivered with a different type of compression, such as tar.gz, you 
can find it in the binaries directory.

The files ending with .asc, .md5, and .sha are signatures to verify that 
the compressed file hasn't been tampered with. If you don't know what 
they are, you don't need them. The ant-current-src.zip file contains the 
source code for Ant, but unless you plan on making programming changes 
to Ant then you won't need that either.

As for supareno's response, I have two issues. First, I do not see where 
in the manual Varuna's question is answered, not even here[1]. We should 
probably address this. Secondly, can I ask that we treat everyone with 
respect on this list? Not everyone was born with the knowledge of what 
different file extensions represent, and not all Ant users are 
programmers. Thanks.

[1] http://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html

supareno wrote:
> please check out this page
> http://ant.apache.org/manual/index.html
>
> if you cannot find which stuff to download and install, stop 
> programming and go to play football or rugby
>> Hi
>> I am new to Ant.Can you please tell me what to download.In the main
>> distribution directory the list is:
>>
>>
>> [image: [DIR]] Parent Directory <http://www.apache.org/dist/>
>>                     -
>> [image: [   ]] KEYS <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/KEYS>
>>        01-Sep-2006 20:29   47K
>> [image: [TXT]] RELEASE-NOTES-1.7.0.html
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/RELEASE-NOTES-1.7.0.html> 20-Dec-2006
>> 02:18   30K
>> [image: [   ]] ant-current-bin.zip
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-bin.zip>      13-Dec-2006
>> 12:15   11M
>> [image: [TXT]] ant-current-bin.zip.asc
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-bin.zip.asc>  13-Dec-2006
>> 12:33  186
>> [image: [TXT]] ant-current-bin.zip.md5
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-bin.zip.md5>  13-Dec-2006
>> 12:16   33
>> [image: [   ]] ant-current-bin.zip.sha1
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-bin.zip.sha1> 13-Dec-2006
>> 12:16   41
>> [image: [   ]] ant-current-src.zip
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-src.zip>      13-Dec-2006
>> 12:16  8.8M
>> [image: [TXT]] ant-current-src.zip.asc
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-src.zip.asc>  13-Dec-2006
>> 12:33  186
>> [image: [TXT]] ant-current-src.zip.md5
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-src.zip.md5>  13-Dec-2006
>> 12:16   33
>> [image: [   ]] ant-current-src.zip.sha1
>> <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/ant-current-src.zip.sha1> 13-Dec-2006
>> 12:16   41
>> [image: [DIR]] antlibs/ <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/antlibs/>
>>            08-Jan-2007 04:32    -
>> [image: [DIR]] binaries/ <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/binaries/>
>>             20-Dec-2006 02:19    -
>> [image: [DIR]] common/ <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/common/>
>>           01-Sep-2006 20:29    -
>> [image: [DIR]] source/ <http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/source/>
>>           20-Dec-2006 02:19    -
>>
>> Thanks Varuna
>>
>>   
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