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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] warnings for missing jars in Logkit's build.xml
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:09:19 GMT
On Fri, 17 Aug 2001 07:36, Paul Hammant wrote:
> OK, given that we all know about what we are doing (with the amazingly
> complicated build scripts), but one of the critisisms of all newbies is
> that they don't understand what it's all about, then perhaps we are a
> little guilty of "can't see the woods for the trees" pattern.  We should
> incramentally start to make our build files more obvious.  Use
> description="" , comment, modularise etc.


> Given that logkit can be build without a number of optional jars,
> perhaps we should warn of the missing status, so that the keen newbie
> builder can feel they are affecting a process by downloading jars and
> re-running build.bat/sh.
> The diff below (tested) warns to the console of missing classes pior to
> javac.

Looks good .. if I was to poke you to CVS again - could you suffer the agony 
or should I add it myself ? ;)

> Perhaps we should go one stage further and make a target that will get
> jars from jakarta-apache.org (or elsewhere).  That target is not
> automatically run (we can't assume all builders are permanently wired to
> the web), but merely hinted at in the warnings stared by this patch.
>  Actually some blend of relative retrieval (framwork) and download would
> do trick.

Long term goal and hopefully something jjan will accomplish .... not sure if 
it still operational though.

> Thoughts?  I can do the coding (master of depends/unless/if).

quick ! quick ! a victim ... errr ... volunteer ... yes, a volunteer.



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