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Re: [PATCHES] Ant configuration

From: Marko Kreen <marko(at)l-t(dot)ee>
To: Barry Lind <barry(at)xythos(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Ant configuration
Date: 2001-10-17 23:27:45
Message-ID: 20011018012745.A4393@l-t.ee (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 01:23:13PM -0700, Barry Lind wrote:
> I don't like this patch.  If anything I think we should remove the 
> dependency on ANT, not remove the dependency on make.
> 
> By requiring ANT, we provide yet another hurdle for someone wanting to 
> use JDBC with postgres.  I would prefer that the build environment be 
> the same for the database as for the jdbc code.
> 
> Anything that makes it more difficult to download the source and get 
> going with it is a negative in my opinion.  And from my perspective 
> requiring the download of an additional tool (ANT in this case) makes it 
> more difficult.

I have no strong feelings about current situation, I simply made
it more flexible.  About changing it, you should consult JDBC
maintainers first, maybe they have some good reason why its
so...

> I already know that some binary distributions of postgres do not include 
> JDBC simply because it is too complex to get ANT installed in their 
> build environment. (complex perhaps isn't the right word, but it is more 
> work than they are willing to put in for a small feature of postgres).

JDBC driver is simply a .jar file, I think it should be more
easily downloadable from main website.  (JDBC1/JDBC2 edition...)

-- 
marko


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