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From "Glenn McAllister/Toronto/IBM" <>
Subject Re: Running ant on a nightly basis?
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2000 19:22:10 GMT
I think your needs would have to be pretty sophisticated to need something 
beyond cron or at.  Most builds would include some sort of dependency 
checking to see what needs to be extracted/grabbed/built/compiled/etc., 
and if there isn't anything to do nothing really happens. 

Now, in the case of something like Mozilla, they build on LOTS of 
platforms, and they need to keep building constantly to ensure things are 
always working.  In that case, after a check-in, you may have your version 
control system automatically trigger a build.  Extreme, but you would be 
sure that as soon as someone checked something in that couldn't be built, 
you would find out.  Trust me, there are people who check stuff in that 
doesn't compile.  ("But I only changed one line!")

Glenn McAllister
Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
"An approximate answer to the right question is better than the 
right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey

Please respond to 
Subject:        Running ant on a nightly basis?

How are people who run ant on a nightly (or other timed) basis doing it?
Just as a cron or at (some scheduler-type utility) task? Does anyone use
anything more elaborate? Maybe a litte java daemon that checks for some
significant event(s) and kicks off (forks?) ant?  Just looking for



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