> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Tim Anderson wrote:
> >I take the view that everything in the repository is an artifact.
> >Tools can exclude the artifacts they don't need - there can't be any
> >language agnostic support for this, without adding metadata.
> >
> Tim:
> How do you address something like the following:
> http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-1.5.jar
> http://www.ibiblio.org/maven/ant/jars/ant-1.5.jar.md5
> I don't see the md5 file as an artifact - instead I consider it to be 
> meta data about the jar artifact.

The md5 file is an artifact. Its meta data for the jar, for those
tools that understand it.


PS - is anyone else having problems with this list? I never
received my original response to this.

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