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From "Robin Green" <>
Subject Fwd: CPAN for Java - CJAN
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2001 17:08:59 GMT
Apologies for x-posting:

>From: Jon Stevens <>
>To: <>, <>
>CC: <>, <>, 
>"" <>
>Subject: Re: Jakarta PMC Meeting Agenda / Info
>on 1/12/01 5:16 PM, "James Duncan Davidson" <> wrote:
> >
> > Before the meeting,

[ that is, the Jakarta PMC open meeting -- Robin]

> > Jon Stevens and I welcome you to come to
> > CollabNet and discuss ideas for a CJAN implementation for
> > managing Java JAR libraries. I'm sure that we'd also like to
> > talk about Sam's tinderbox ideas as these ideas are related.
> > Details on this to follow.
>James wanted me to give a bit more details about this. What it entails is
>really getting Sam to talk more about what he has been working on for the
>last few weeks. He has been developing this system...
>It is tinderbox/build system and it is currently using XSLT on the back end
>to produce the scripts which get run in order to produce the output you see
>at the URL above. The advantage of this system is quite obvious...
>This will eventually lead to a CJAN system where we can have build scripts
>that auto deal with including the right .jar files as needed into your 
>system...much like CPAN is to Perl...we are working towards a CJAN for Java
>with the added benefit of also having a nightly tinderbox/build system.
>I think that this is going to be a huge step forward for the Java community
>in general so I just want to discuss it a bit more in a higher bandwidth

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