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Re: Packaging CSS Validator and Command line

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 16:45:12 +0100
Message-Id: <1C398E41-683D-45B7-BB08-8278BD1C49A8@w3.org>
Cc: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
To: Jean-Guilhem Rouel <jean-gui@w3.org>

On Jan 9, 2007, at 21:34 , Jean-Guilhem Rouel wrote:
> Yes, as Yves told me earlier, you need to set the classpath in the  
> jar's manifest. To do that, you can try to add something like:
> <manifest>
>    <attribute name="Main-Class" value="org.w3c.css.css.CssValidator"/>
>    <attribute name="Class-Path" value="file1.jar file2.jar"/>
> </manifest>
> Replacing fileN.jar with all the jars needed by the CSS Validator.  
> After that, re-build css-validator.jar, copy all the libs in the  
> same dir, and try again a java -jar css-validator.jar. I don't like  
> the fact that you need to specify where the libs are in the  
> manifest, but I don't know if there's another way to load the libs.
> Another possibility would be to add css-validator.jar to the  
> classpath, doing something like:
> java -classpath $CLASSPATH:css-validator.jar  
> org.w3c.css.css.CssValidator

Both these solutions do the job (for me as user), and after a bit of  
discussion with Jean-Gui on IRC we thought it could be nice to offer  
a .sh with the command line he wrote above, and a .bat with the  
equivalent syntax for windows, which would be:
> java -classpath $CLASSPATH;css-validator.jar  
> org.w3c.css.css.CssValidator

Yet, it's a bit annoying that these solutions still need the user to  
have downloaded, independently, the jigsaw and servlet jars. One of  
the things we were thinking, was to create a zip with:
- the css-validator.jar
- the other libs in .jar
- the scripts (.sh and .bat)

That said, of course, if there was one simple way of putting it all  
in a jar, even a little big, with a small GUI, I'm sure people would  
be even happier.

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