Frequently Asked Questions




1. General

1.1. What is Greebo? ^

Greebo is an ant task for managing non-source files that a project requires. It is current achievement is the management and transfer of jar files that a project uses, in a maven-like fashion.

1.2. What is the current status of Greebo? ^

Currently, it can use maven's project.xml and maven-like repositories. It is also possible to use a flat (i.e. all files in the same directory) repository with Greebo. In the future, we are planning to abstract Greebo from maven-based stuff, and separate its core from Ant and make a library of its own that could be used in any type of build environment.

1.3. What do I need to run Greebo? ^

Current version requires Ant 1.5 and JDK 1.4.x, but in the future, we'll only require support for JDK 1.2.x and up.

1.4. What does "Greebo" mean? ^

Greebo is the name of a cat from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. There are mainly two reasons for me giving this name: 1) I suck at giving names 2) Jakarta project's logo always reminded me of him.