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From Steve Poole <>
Subject Re: Building kato - external dependencies
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:31:22 GMT
I bumped into a Harmony committer and found out that they don't book their
dependencies into svn.
Their approach is to have a local cache which they can create/update by
fetching the dependencies from well
known locations.

I like that so I'm going to use it as an initial approach to get kato

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin <> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Steve Poole <>
> wrote:
> > Hi all - in building kato and running tests etc  a developer will need to
> > have access to junit,  ant and emma.   It would be really convenient to
> book
> > the junit and emma jars into svn  but before I do such a thing I'd like
> some
> > advice.
> >
> > Other Apache projects seem to do this and keep the jars in a obviously
> > seperate path (ie having "external" in the name)    Is there any
> documented
> > guidence for doing this one way or another?
> probably not

> apache delegates as much as possible to PMCs so there's usually quite
> a lot of diversity. asking on the community mailing list would be the
> best bet for best practice advice.
> the key point is to ensure that everything is ok as far as
> goes. for third party jars, this means
> ensuring that they are clearly licensed (i usually check in a
> foo-bar-1.1.LICENSE next to foo-bar-1.1.jar) and that any additions
> required to NOTICE and LICENSE documents have been made.
> - robert

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