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Re: Reducing dependencies & Ant'ing the plugins



When you build Syncany under Windows, where in the repository are you
storing dependencies? I'm having a bit of trouble assembling the correct
versions of all the missing jars.


On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Philipp Heckel <philipp.heckel@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> With regard to the variety of Linux distributions and other OSs
> Syncany is (hopefully) going to be used on, I think we need to do some
> sort of dependency management. Some packages are available on some
> systems, others are not. Especially on Windows (and OSX?), all
> dependencies have to be shipped with the application.
> Does anybody know how other projects do that?
> >From the top of my head, I'd suggest to have all required JARs in the
> library folder and write different Ant scripts for the different
> platforms. However, that would mean that the library folder would
> become very large very quickly...
> Any other ideas? Comments? Anybody interested in doing that? Would be
> of great help!
> I think the above dependency issues are also relevant for the plugins
> and their dependencies. I believe carrying around all the plugins with
> the main application is not a good thing, because most people will use
> only one or two of them. I think it would be great to have one JAR
> file per plugin and the possibility to put them in a plugin folder
> (e.g. ~/.syncany/plugins).
> Again, I could really use some help with this so I can concentrate on
> the main synchronization algorithm.
> Cheers,
> Philipp
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