Nicola Ken Barozzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote on 15/11/2003 10:00:07 PM:

> Tim Anderson wrote:
> ...
> > Virtual hosting
> > ---------------
> > 
> > With this approach, none of the artifacts are hosted within the 
> > public repository.
> > http redirection is used to direct 'virtual' artifact accesses to
> > the real artifact.
> > 
> > The limitation of this approach is that automatic artifact resolution 
> > can only work if the redirect is to the real artifact.
> > This rules out all of the Sun jars which require acceptance
> > of Sun's license first.
> > 
> > A tool can 'screen scrape' the redirected page, prompt the user
> > to accept the license and only download if the license is accepted,
> If the tool is made to work like a web browser, ie show the pages and 
> then download when the user clicks on the button, IMHO it would be 
> perfectly acceptable.
But still illegal.

We've been down this road and are working with Sun on a solution. We have 
(had?) a tool that would do the above in Maven ages ago.


dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting

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