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From Piroumian Konstantin <>
Subject RE: [Vote] Build System: Switching to Ant Available task
Date Tue, 16 Jul 2002 08:09:55 GMT
> From: Carsten Ziegeler [] 
> The latest build system distinguishes between jdk 1.2/1.3 and jdk 1.4.
> The resulting target should only be used with the jdk used to 
> build Cocoon.
> We created our own ant task, the class-available task, to avoid some
> dependency problems. Usually ant searches for classes not only in
> the path set in the build file but also in the system classpath.
> So, if this feature is used and you build with JDK 1.4 you have
> for example the jndi classes in your path and the optional components
> depending on this classes are also build and added to the web
> application. If you now run this with a JDK 1.3 where the jndi classes
> are missing, you might get problems...
> So, these cases are the main reason for our own task.
> But with our own task the jndi classes of the JDK 1.4 are not found
> as our class-available task only searches in the "local" classpath
> but not in the system classpath. Therefore the optional components
> are never build.
> So, we have two options:
> a) Change the "local" classpath and add for example the "rt.jar".
> b) Switch to the original ant task and assume that when you build
>    Cocoon with a given (system)classpath that this will also be
>    the classpath you use for running Cocoon.

Can't this be controller by an option? E.g.: -Dclasspath=[local | system].


> From the mass of complains over the last months, I vote for b)
> with some additional messages/documentation indicating this problem.
> Comments?
> Carsten
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