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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [compress] Schedule for a release?
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:16:27 GMT
On 2009-02-26, Torsten Curdt <> wrote:

> Just wondering: are you planing on using compress from ant then?

No.  I'll probably start and Antlib based on compress that will
provide cpio and ar tasks, but for the existing tasks we'll keep our
own codebase, I guess.  At least I have no plans of changing that.

> Or keep it separate. I know you folks are (over) conscious about
> dependencies ;-)

Ant depends on the JDK and nothing else, that suited it well for more
than nine years now.  We are also (over) conscious about backwards
compatibility so we couldn't remove our classes anyway.

What I intend to do is to put a statement inside the Javadocs pointing
people to commons-compress so they don't keep using Ant's code as a
general purpose library - which it isn't.


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