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pradeep doss

Joined: Jul 03, 2008
Posts: 6
where to find the jar files for searchin for this jar file for a long time
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Welcome to JavaRanch!

There have been no releases of that component yet. You can check out the source using Subversion; instructions are here.

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pradeep doss

Joined: Jul 03, 2008
Posts: 6
I am able to view all other commons component jar files except id in
Mark Vedder
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
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Originally posted by pradeep doss:
I am able to view all other commons component jar files except id in

Hi and welcome to JavaRanch...

As Ernest explained -- and as it mentions on the Commons Id Release page -- Apache Commons Id has not been released. The site you reference only contains JARs for Apache projects that have been released.

If you go to you will see that the Commons Id project is in the sandbox. As it explains on the apache site, projects in the sandbox are experimental projects that "will not necessarily be maintained".

So if you want a JAR for the project, you need to checkout the source code by following the instructions at the link Ernest provided. You will than need to build the project either by using 1) Ant and the build.xml file or 2) using maven and the provided pom.xml file. That will create a jar for you.

Downloading a project like this and using its build files to build it will be a great learning experience if you are new to such things. If you get stuck when doing this, post a message with the problem you are having and someone can help you out. If you are not sure where to start, post a message and we can help you get started.
[ July 08, 2008: Message edited by: Mark Vedder ]
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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