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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] Java as a dependency
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:55:36 GMT
Michael Davey wrote:

> Hi,
> With the recent announcement from Sun regarding J2SE snapshots

sorry, I'm missing the context. do you have a pointer?

>, it 
> occurred to me that it would be possible to create an ant task that 
> could fetch the tarball from Sun's server, install it and potentially 
> pass the path back to Gump.  There are social and legal issues (such as 
> how to handle licensing issues), but it is technically feasible (if a 
> bit messy).  Likewise, it would be possible to do something similar for 
> previous releases, jikes, gcj and so on.
> Not sure where to go with this - perhaps just an interesting observation.


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