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From "Mike Hogan" ...@mikehogan.net>
Subject RE: Feature suggestion
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2001 17:05:45 GMT
Can't say fairer than that.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Wood [mailto:kwood@i2.com]
> Sent: 07 April 2001 10:05
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Feature suggestion
>
>
> You put your finger on it:
>
>
> > Now, I know I could do something like
> > vi $BUILD_HOME/build.xml ... just a convenient little option
> that I would find
> > personally useful.
>
> If every one of us tacked into 'ant' every little option that would
> be useful, we'd create a behemoth. If none of the options you
> listed are satisfactory, then write your own java task to
> launch an editor. But I still vote against this as a feature needed
> in Ant as maintained and distributed...
>
> Mike Hogan wrote:
>
> > Hi Christoph,
> >
> > I don't want anything fancy or graphical or complicated at all. When I'm
> > working with ant, I spend a lot of my time editing build.xml.
> Now, I can be
> > in any directory when I want to edit it, so sometimes I do this:
> >
> > vi ../../../../../build.xml
> >
> > and sometimes I do
> >
> > vi ../../build.xml.
> >
> > Now, I know I could do something like
> >
> > vi $BUILD_HOME/build.xml
> >
> > or I could even write a shell alias to do what I want.  But it
> just seemed
> > more generally useful if I could do something like
> >
> > ant -edit
> >
> > and that would locate the build.xml file and launch vi for me
> to edit it.
> > Could do it with a very simple piece of scripting in the ant
> shell script,
> > or you could do it in the java code itself.  I am not talking
> about IDEs or
> > anything like that, just a convenient little option that I would find
> > personally useful.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Mike.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Christoph Wilhelms [mailto:Christoph.Wilhelms@t-online.de]
> > > Sent: 07 April 2001 03:00
> > > To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > > Subject: RE: Feature suggestion
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Can you please tell me, if I understood correctly what you want!
> > >
> > > Do you want to run commandline Ant everywhere, poping up a
> FileSelector if
> > > "build.xml" cant be found? If so, then you shouldt start Ant, but
> > > Antidote,
> > > for it is capable of it ATM!
> > >
> > > Otherwise, If you want to modify the projectdefinition while ant
> > > is started
> > > Antidote is the rightone, too - even there is still a litte
> bit missing...
> > > but we are workig on it (mostly Sim and Nick :-))!
> > >
> > > Greetigs,
> > > Chris
> > >
> > > > Mike,
> > > >
> > > > IMHO, I do not see that as a core ant feature. It is really
> > > something that
> > > > Antidote will offer and  is more appropriate there where you
> > > will have an
> > > > "integrated" environment.
> > > >
> > > > Conor
> > > >
> > > > > How about adding a feature to ant that allows editing of
> the build.xml
> > > > file:
> > > > >
> > > > > "ant edit" locates the build.xml file and kicks off an
> editor using a
> > > > > specified command line.  Saves having to go looking for
> the build.xml
> > > > file
> > > > > everytime you want to edit it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > Mike.
> > >
> > >
>
>


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