JDK-4418643 : Request to enable nested jars to be visible to the class-path of the manifest
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: jar
  • Affected Version: 1.2.2,1.3.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: generic,windows_2000
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2001-02-23
  • Updated: 2006-02-06
  • Resolved: 2006-01-10
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Name: ssT124754			Date: 02/23/2001

java version "1.3.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.0, mixed mode)

It would be nice to be able to include jars that are packaged within a jar file
in the class-path of the manifest (Similar to the Bundle-ClassPath of the
JES).  That way the jar would not have to be unzipped in the tree but rather
could remain separate and standalone.
(Review ID: 117588) 

EVALUATION 4648386 has a more thorough description of the issues

WORK AROUND Name: ssT124754 Date: 02/23/2001 To ship the needed jars externally to the main jar, and have the manifest's classpath point to their desired directory. ======================================================================

EVALUATION Many people ask for this feature, it is probably worth implementing in future releases. ###@###.### 2002-04-10