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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Ant + SOAP = Rant
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 09:43:28 GMT
Cactus is an in-container JUnit testing framework.  While Rant is awesome,
Cactus isn't the right place for it.  It seems to me that good ol' ant-dev
is the right place for it.

    Erik


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Surette" <philsurette@home.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 3:17 AM
Subject: Re: Ant + SOAP = Rant


> This would be useful to me.
>
> Should this be part of the cactus project? Someone
> mentioned this project yesterday, I haven't had time to check
> it out.
> http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus/index.html
>
> Chris Nelson wrote:
> >
> > After needing such a thing for awhile, I have started developing a
> > distributed version of Ant that uses SOAP to lauch Ant builds on remote
> > hosts.  I've worked with Apache SOAP a good bit, so that is what I am
> > using.  After an afternoon of work I have the following:
> >
> > *  A SOAP service which takes 2 arguments (buildFile, target)
> > *  a taskdef which invokes this service over SOAP
> >
> > It seems like with just a bit more work I can produce something pretty
> > useful (at least to me).  I am guessing that this would be outside the
> > scope of Ant itself (but chime in if you think otherwise).  I have been
> > thinking of this as a new project, which I have dubbed "Rant" which is
> > short for remote ant.
> >
> > My questions are:
> > Is this useful to others?
> > Does this duplicate an existing project?
> > Would Apache be interested in hosting it?
> > If not, could it be linked to from the Ant website?
> >
> > Regardless of the answers to these questions, I will post what I have
> > here as soon as I have enough to feel like its worth sharing.  Any
> > comments/suggestions are welcome.
> >
> > --Chris
> >
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