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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [cron block] dependency question
Date Fri, 22 Oct 2004 12:08:36 GMT
Unico Hommes wrote:
> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>> Unico Hommes wrote:
>>> I'd like to add the ability to use an excalibur DataSourceComponent 
>>> as the ConnectionProvider for the QuartzJobScheduler's JobStore. 
>>> However the solution I had in mind results in an additional 
>>> dependency on the cocoon databases block. Not because of a 
>>> compilation dependency on the source code of that block but on a jar 
>>> in its lib directory. Am I correct in assuming that the policy on 
>>> this is that I move the excalibur-datasource jar to lib/optional?
>> Just an idea; can we move ALL libraries to lib/optional, and copy them 
>> into the WEB-INF/lib on as-needed basis, i.e. if block included which 
>> needs a library, only then librariy is copied over? This should be 
>> possible using the info from gump.xml...
> OK, I started working on this. Actually the changes to the build system 
> were a breeze. The only difficulty I am currently having is with 
> gump.xml because I am not very familiar with it. A lot of blocks project 
> declarations have missing dependency information. In those cases I need 
> to find out the project's gump name. How do I do that?
> Another thing is that some external project names may not correspond to 
> the name of the jar in our repository. Should I rename the jar in that 
> case or is there a way to specify an alternative jar name in the 
> descriptor?

I don't like renaming jars... Can we just extend gump.xml with the info we need? 
In this case, for a block, we need a list of jar files it requires from 


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