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From Jesse Tilly <JTi...@hoteltools.com>
Subject RE: Experiences with Ant.
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:04:21 GMT
This reminds me, did anyone write Joseph directly?  If he's not properly
subscribed, he didn't get any of our messages.

Jesse

-----Original Message-----
From: jeff [mailto:jlb@houseofdistraction.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 3:03 PM
To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
Cc: kiniry@acm.org
Subject: Re: Experiences with Ant.


"Joseph R. Kiniry" wrote:
...
> Attached is my review of Ant vs. Make.  Is there anything I'm saying that
is
> off-base?
...
> 
> I've been reading and evaluating Ant 1.1 for the last hour or so.  Here's
what
> I've found.
> 
...
> Cons:
> 
...
> 1. The Jakarta projects at Apache use Ant, they are the ones that actually
> developed it.  I've found a few other projects that use Ant by searching
for
> "build.xml" in Google.  Searches on several other terms yielded no new
hits.
> The projects using Ant include TView, one of the free EJB servers
(ejboss),
> Infozone (another XML server-side framework), and Ozone (an OS Java
ODBMS).  I
> get no hits on Ant-using projects at SourceForge, though I'm sure there
must
> be a few.

A few more:
   http://mozilla.org/rhino
   http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/bsf/
   http://osage.sourceforge.net/

> 
> 2. To run Ant one has to set ANT_HOME and JAVA_HOME environmental
variables
> and run a bourne shell script.  No such script is provided for Windows, so
you
> either write your own batch file or run Ant "natively".

Ummm, ant.bat?

> 5. The Ant Users list is fairly quiet.  I subscribed a couple of days ago
and
> no messages have been sent.

There have been at least 100 messages on ant-user since Monday.

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