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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: A Users Experience
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2000 03:55:16 GMT
On 12/4/00 5:41 PM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:

> give me a little time ;)
> It is perfectly doable in *nix but the problem is that win32 scripting
> leaves a little to be desired. It doesn't even have a basic command like
> "dirname" ! arg. There are two basic solutions I have come to see. We can
> bootstrap using an old version of ant or we can write native code (yuck!).

3rd solution -- bootstrap it using Java. This is what AntEater does. Build
process is:

    java Bootstrap

That's it. Yeah, it's not user friendly yet if you don't have xml-crimson
checked out right beside it, but it's still not even dogfood quality yet.


James Duncan Davidson                              
                                                                  !try; do()

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