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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Re: Virtual Ant - Highly innovative, new GUI for Apache ANT
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:09:20 GMT
On 11/28/06, Prashant Deva <> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have just released a demo of Virtual Ant, a revolutionary new GUI for
> Ant.
> You can of course use the above link to skip right to the video, but
> for those who wont do so until they know about it a little, here is a
> (very) little description of Virtual Ant -
> ' With Virtual Ant you no longer have to get your hands dirty with XML
> to create or edit Ant build scripts. Work in a completely virtualized
> environment similar to Windows Explorer and run your tasks on a
> Virtual File System to see what they do, in real time, without
> affecting your real file system. The actual Ant build script is
> generated in the background.'
> Of course, this doesnt even begin to describe it, so i would suggest
> you go ahead and see the website.
> Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
> P.S. - I have already posted this to the user list, but since this is
> directly related to Ant I thought it needs to be posted here in the
> dev list too.

I think there's a problem with the virtual filesystem after the javac task:
resources (properties files) appear in the bin directory in the demo, but
javac only compile files as far as I know, and do not copy resource files.


> --
> Prashant Deva
> Creator, ANTLR Studio, Virtual Ant
> Founder, Placid Systems,
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