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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Required version of Ant
Date Sun, 11 Mar 2007 16:46:43 GMT
On 3/11/07, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Noel J. Bergman ha scritto:
> > Stefano Bagnara wrote:
> >> Noel J. Bergman ha scritto:
> >>> Updated the nightly build server to 1.7.0.  Easy, once you
> >>> REMEMBER TO COPY junit.jar from your old Ant install to
> >>> the new one.  :-)
> >
> >> does ant 1.7.0 solve the issue with the junit task and the junit.jar
> > library?
> >
> >> I really never liked having to manually download junit.jar to
> >> the "ant install dir"/lib to be able to run the junit ant task
> >> (and this applies also to other task=>dependency tuple).
> >
> > See http://ant.apache.org/manual/OptionalTasks/junit.html and
> > http://ant.apache.org/faq.html#delegating-classloader
> >
> > I was just lazy, but we probably want to go with option #4.
> >
> >       --- Noel
>
> Cool to see that in 1.7 they solved this issue in a clean way: this was
> *one* of the triggers that led me to try maven2 1.5 years ago.
>
> I like the #5:
> ---
> Leave ant-junit.jar in its default location in ANT_HOME/lib but include
> junit.jar in the <classpath> passed to <junit>. (since Ant 1.7)
> ---
>
> This would require to put the junit.jar in the stage folder, but if I
> understood it correctly ASF allows us to do this.

it's on the proposed list of approved binary licenses
(http://www.apache.org/legal/3party.html) so it should be fine. feel
free to add it.

- robert

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