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From "Farr, Aaron" <Aaron.F...@am.sony.com>
Subject RE: [magic] proxies and remote repositories
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 18:58:25 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 2:52 PM
> To: Avalon Developers List
> Subject: Re: [magic] proxies and remote repositories
> 
> Farr, Aaron wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I'm just in the process of committing a few changes to the reactor.xml
> and
> > build.xml which:
> >
> >   1. allow for a 'user.properties' to be set rather than having users
> edit
> >      the default build.properties
> 
> 
> Handling of user.properties is already in place.
> See ContextualTask.

Okay, then we can back out my change to the avalon/build.xml

> >
> >   2. allow for the following properties for setting an HTTP proxy:
> >      project.proxy.host
> >      project.proxy.port
> >      project.proxy.user
> >      project.proxy.password
> >
> >   3. runs a <setproxy> task in the reactor.xml init target which wasn't
> >      being called by the build.xml init target.  So I commented out the
> >      reactor init methods and added the setproxy.  Someone else may have
> >      a better idea.
> 
> Yes - the above is needed.

Still working on it too.  Let me know if my changes break non-proxy
installs.

> > Finally, do we have a way to change the remote repositories?  In some
> cases,
> > individuals will want to point to a local mirror of ibiblio or dpml.
> 
> Sure - take a look at the Home class and how it is pulling in
> information about available repositories.
> 
> > And did we think about using some of depot's tools for repository and
> > resource management?
> 
> It should be possible to map these in as supplimentary plugins - but
> more thinking needed.

Definitely.  Gotta run to a meeting, but I want to look into this more.


J. Aaron Farr
  SONY ELECTRONICS
  STP SYSTEMS
  (724) 696-7653

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