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From Frank Zhang <Frank.Zh...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: Debian/Ubuntu build system based on ANT
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:33:56 GMT
> > > On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Frank Zhang
> > > <Frank.Zhang@citrix.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > I still have some concerns about using ant.
> > > > As we are removing those apache incompatible jars from source
> > > > code,
> > > there build process would break as those jars are compilation
> > dependencies.
> > > > Speaking for Ant(not maven), how other projects handle this? Do we
> > need
> > > to put those jar to somewhere and pull it before compiling? Then we
> > are
> > > doing what maven did.
> >
> > Jnetcap is one of them. BuildRequires is not enough, it won't work for
> > developers who only uses ant
> 
> Write a "ant get-dependency" which grab those apache incompatible jars
> from somewhere else(we can host these jar files).

That what I said, we are doing what maven already did

> 
> >
> > >
> > > Whats the specific dependency concerns wrt compilation (that
> > > probably needs to be a new thread)? We can use BuildRequires for any
> > dependency
> > > (or the debian equivalent)
> > >
> > > Speaking as a packager, I really dislike Maven's method of handling
> > > dependencies, and desperately hope we avoid that.
> > >
> > > --David

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