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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: In-Place sharedlib support
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:42:06 GMT

Sachin Patel wrote:
> Currently the sharedlib support does not allow individual absolute jar 
> entries to be specified.  What are people's thoughts on allowing this? 

I personally don't have a problem with support both directories for jars 
and/or specific jar references in sharedlib.

> In the eclipse tooling, I'd like to support projects that have external 
> jar entries to be deployed in-place to the shared library.  
> I implemented an alternative solution, which I quickly found to fail on 
> windows, and that was to provide a dummy jar with absolute classpath 
> entries that point back to these external jars. This worked great on 
> mac/linux, but apparently its not part of the jar manifest spec and does 
> not work on windows.
> Any suggestions?
> -sachin

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