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From Leo Simons <leosim...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [proposal] repository URI format
Date Sun, 09 Mar 2003 17:55:02 GMT
Use case:

<!-- use ant 1.5.1 -->
    <target name="download-somefile">
        <get src="http://something.easy/somefile.jar" 
dest="lib/somefile.jar" />

    <target name="compile" depends="download-somefile">
    <!-- blah -->

My only option atm is to use the maven repo for 
which is suboptimal for reasons detailed in my posts to community. I will be
happy with any solution which satisfies my usecase. I'm sceptical wrt 
the ease
of use and usability at all of xml descriptors from a "manual download" 
standard ant-1.5.1.

But feel free to amaze me, just make sure you're not writing the code 
for the
sake of the beauty of the code :)

- Leo

Andrew C. Oliver wrote:

> I'd like to take this opportunity to contrast my approach.  "stick 
> some XML descriptors on a webserver wherever you like and point at 
> existing files without renaming/moving them wherever they might be"..  
> The "virtual" repository. 

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