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From Jeffrey Porter <>
Subject Re: Ant gui tool
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2000 14:54:55 GMT

If you do create a GUI, I'd be interested in seeing it & possibly using it.
Are you aware of the ANTHILL project? there has been talk of a GUI
called ANTHILL, I'm not sure on the current position or progression of
it though.


Saviely wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm thinking on writing a Swing gui tool for using Ant.  I envision it as
> making xml editing less tedious to use, rather than totally abstrating
> away knowledge of ant; it would probably find its best use for non-unix
> people in the middle of the learning curve who still want to have a
> well-structured buildfile, without having to immerse themselves in the
> details of Ant and experiment.
> My questions are assuming my first release stands fairly well on its own,
> and is quite useful.
> For one thing, is this redundant?  The logical progression of things
> nowadays is to GUIs, so I'd think it would be in the works.
> Also, does a GPL license create problems?  Would that mean that the
> jakarta project will be unwilling to link to it?
> Thanks,
> Saviely

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