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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] build / test system
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:42:05 GMT
Will it use a maven repository?  This sounds like a lot of the 
functionality in Maven.  Whether you like Maven or not, the fact that 
there are large repositories of jars is great, so I hope your friend 
will take advantage of that.

David Tanzer wrote:
> A friend of mine is currently developing a program to manage Java 
> project resources (jars and others) called "gc resource repository"
> (gc-rr):
> 
> http://dev.guglhupf.net/commons/rr/index.html
> 
> Some of the features are:
> 
> * Central resource repository to share resources between multiple 
>   projects. 
>   * Needed resource are downloaded and stored in a local repository. 
>   * Dependencies between resources are solved. 
>   * Setup the classpath with all needed resources (jars). 
>   * Start java progams with the needed resources. 
>   * Ant integration to setup the classpath. 
>   * Modular ant build script support 
>   * Eclipse classpath builder to setup the classpath in eclipse.
> 
> You may want to take a look at it. It is distributed under the Apache
> License, and I guess I could convince Rene Pirringer (the main developer
> of gc-rr) to contribute it to Apache Harmony if this is desired.
> 
> Best Regards,
> David Tanzer
> 
> On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 11:01 +0000, 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
>> IBM UK
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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