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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject Re: [GUMP] Build Failure - Tomcat 3.x
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:57:57 GMT

> Is there any reasonable explanation for changing the ant structure ( i.e.
> removing ant/bin ) ? Besides breaking backward compatibility and forcing
> people to change their scripts ?

We like you to change your scripts on a regular basis to stop them getting
stale :-)

Seriously Ant's build process was reorganized recently to build ant within
the ant directory rather than above it. At that time, the bootstrapped Ant
was moved into its own directory (bootstrap) so that generated jars
(ant.jar) were not placed into a CVS directory (lib) where they may be
inadvertently added to CVS. It made sense to move bin at the same time. If
you have previously been using the ant/bin and ant/lib directories, you
have actually been using the bootstrapped ant rather than the fully built
ant. That is generally not a problem, of course, but perhaps not desirable.
Also I think it is probably best for other projects not to rely on the
internal organizaton of the Ant CVS tree but on the distribution built in
the dist directory.

Is that a "reasonable explanation" - you'll have to be the judge.


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