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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [magic] proxies and remote repositories
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 18:52:00 GMT
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.

>   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.

> 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.



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