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From "Bailey, Darragh" <dbai...@hp.com>
Subject RE: [SOLVED] Including external class files in a compile?
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:17:23 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bailey, Darragh 
> Sent: 08 July 2010 15:52
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Including external class files in a compile?
> 
> 
> Have a component that needs classes from another component 
> that currently only builds a war.
> 
> I know that these should really be split out into a separate 
> jar, but that's not going to happen straight away. Instead 
> for the moment I want to be able to pick up these class files 
> and include them in another war.
> 
> Previously when I wanted to do that with some jar files at 
> build time, I used the WhichResource task to locate the 
> correct jar based on the classes it provides, and then add it 
> to the compile classpath. 
> 
> That doesn't seem to work too well for classes as the 
> whichresource task will attempt to unzip the files to look 
> inside and discards the ones that can't be unzipped, which 
> basically results in it ignoreing any class files.
> 
> 
> What's the best way to have Ant pick up these external class 
> files and make them available on the classpath when compiling 
> the current project?


Didn't think until recently to try using a dirset collector instead of a fileset. WhichResource
had no problems doing what I was looking for once I switched to that.

--
Regards,
Darragh Bailey

Systems Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.

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