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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: <jar
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:59:42 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Adam Jack <> wrote:
>>	Please also not that you must mark your project as
>>	redistributable (by putting a <redistributable/> into the
>>	descriptor) to actually get it copied.
>>Huh, 'cos I am not trying to redistribute,
> You don't, but Gump doesn't know that.
> I'm not sure why Sam invented jardir a while ago, maybe it happened
> before he started to publish the generated jars or after that.  Point
> is that jardir to the best of my knowledge gets used to publish jars
> by all workspaces that use it.

Truth be told, I originally added this because I had classpath line 
length problems on Win2K.  ;-)

Distributing jars was a nice side effect.

> Then it was pointed out that Gump was building jars that we could not
> legally redistribute (we == ASF in this case) and thus
> <redistributable/> has been invented to mark the jars that are OK to
> redistribute.

There probably should be a workspace level attribute as to what the 
default for redistributable should be.

- Sam Ruby

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