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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: jars for deploy.ftp
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 07:50:13 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> I've just finished implementing a deploy.ftp target for Forrestbot. Since this 
> task requires addition of some new jars, I thought I should discuss it before 
> committing.
> 
> The deploy.ftp target needs the following 3 jars:
> o commons-net
> o ant-commons-net
> o oro
> 
> The first is part of the Jakarta commons project 
> (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/net/)
> 
> The second ships with Ant itself.
> 
> The third is also part of the Jakarta project 
> (http://jakarta.apache.org/oro/).
> 
> Since everything is under the Apache umbrella, I don't see any problems as far 
> as licensing is concerned. Utility wise I think the deploy.ftp target is 
> critical since most web hosting providers typically provide FTP as the 
> primary file management interface (very few actually provide SCP or shell).
> 
> The task is completely configurable, and also allows use of the "modified" 
> selector (http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTypes/selectors.html#modified) to 
> only choose modified files (based on a hash of the file content) for 
> uploading.

Could that technique also be appplied to the other
"deploy" targets?

> The total size of the 3 jars combined is 344K.
> 
> Comments?

Go for it. The main issue is the licensing aspects,
which do seem to be covered in this case.

Follow the naming convention for our other jars.
Put a license file with the same file basename.

-David

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