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From George Harley <george.c.har...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] build / test system
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2006 11:51:17 GMT

OK, yes, it needs a network connection. My point was really that 
"usetimestamp" provides a mechanism for jars to be downloaded only when 
required (i.e. when not present or when stale). I wasn't really 
intending to sell it as a way of working without the network hence the 
declaration that it "kind of" offers this functionality.

I could mention that setting the "ignoreerrors" attribute to "true" 
would mean that, in the absence of a network, the task could fail (to 
check the local and remote timestamps of the resources) without bringing 
the whole build script to a screeching halt. But that probably wouldn't 
be of interest to you either :-)

Best regards,

Tim Ellison wrote:
> How does it know it is stale without a network connection ?
> Regards,
> Tim
> George Harley wrote:
>> Hi Alexey,
>> The "usetimestamp" attribute of Ant's "get" task kind of offers this
>> functionality. Setting the attribute value to "true" means that the
>> download only proceeds if the local copy of the resource is missing or
>> stale.
>> There is more information on this at
>> http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/get.html
>> Best regards,
>> George
>> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
>>>> Well, it would be nice. However I don't like build scripts that
>>>> depend on
>>>> network.
>>> Yes, there should be the possibility to download needed jars once and
>>> forget about network.
>>> -- 
>>> Alexey A. Petrenko
>>> Intel Middleware Products Division

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