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Bug 116185 - Permit entire folder of JARs to be included as one classpath entry
Summary: Permit entire folder of JARs to be included as one classpath entry
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Freeform (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
: 141237 157812 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 157273
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Reported: 2007-09-20 16:11 UTC by vinaykagarwal
Modified: 2010-01-11 04:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description vinaykagarwal 2007-09-20 16:11:58 UTC

Minor enhancement to an excellent freeform project (for external ant scripts).

The classpath takes folders for .classes but requires full name for .jar files (since .jar files are folders
themselves). Most software releases these days are putting version numbers as part of the .jar file names (e.g.
javolution-5.2.3.jar). Any updates to these softwares gets .jar files renamed requiring update to project.xml. I would
like to suggest accepting folders containing .jar files in classpath and expanding it for use automatically on netbeans

Vinay Agarwal
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2007-10-01 13:19:36 UTC
Reassigning to "ant" for evaluation.
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2007-10-01 16:40:31 UTC
I was sure this was a duplicate, but I can't find the original now. I think Pavel Buzek suggested this long ago.
(Interpreting folders in this way automatically might be dangerous, but permitting wildcards such as "lib/*.jar" to be
used would make sense.)
Comment 3 Pavel Buzek 2007-10-01 17:36:47 UTC
I checked "My Issues" list quickly and I cannot find it either. Maybe it was just a mailing list discussion, not IZ.
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2008-07-24 14:49:25 UTC
*** Issue 141237 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 Jesse Glick 2009-02-02 22:09:46 UTC
*** Issue 157812 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 malfunction84 2009-02-06 18:24:31 UTC
Any progress on this?  It's been sitting here for over a year...
Comment 7 malfunction84 2009-02-16 18:57:07 UTC
I noticed that the subcomponent is "freeform."  Would this have to be for freeform Java projects only?  Ant supports
filesets in the classpath, so this could work for any Java project, even Java Web projects (see Issue 157273).
Comment 8 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2010-01-11 04:28:56 UTC
Changing the default component owner to tzezula.