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From Arik Kfir <arikk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Making a redist of all the javax.* packages
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:59:50 GMT

On 12/30/05, Steve Loughran <steve.loughran@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am fed up with setting up javax.* stuff into local repositories, and
> with OSS projects cant even legally host them in our own SCM repos.
> What I can do is redistribute *an application* which contains all the
> JARs, and presumably the license files.
> What is to stop us creating a java app which ships with all the
> various JARs, an app whose aim in life is to install the JARs into the
> users' local repository. Something like an "m2-javax-installer" app
> with servlets, mail, activation, jta, ejb3, etc.
> I could stick it up on sourceforge if people are worried about apache
> legal issues, make it one of the 'example ant apps' for Java Dev with
> Ant, 2nd edition. In this situation the app would consist primarily of
> a build.xml file running <m2:install> against various bundled JARs and
> poms.
> Thoughts?
> -steve

    Arik Kfir                    arikkfir@gmail.com
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