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From "Chris Todd" <>
Subject RE: Building a hierarcical build-file tree?
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2000 00:24:24 GMT

I and my colleagues would definitely find a description of your project
organization/ant build scripts helpful, as we will be doing something
similar in the near future, and have been contemplating how best to handle
these issues (we are new to both Java and Ant).

Perhaps you could add your insights to the recently penned document "Ant in
anger - Ant in a production environment" (I think I got the title correct

Sincerest regards,
Chris Todd
Software Engineer
Alabanza Corporation

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mahlen Morris []
>Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 11:52 AM
>Subject: RE: Building a hierarcical build-file tree?
>I have a system like this under Ant 1.1, and we've found it very handy.
>I wouldn't have bothered if I was just using it for nightly builds, but
>the build script(s) also deploy the newly built code into a developer's
>weblogic installation. Thus, one can change one's code in the source
>tree (in our case Perforce), type 'ant build deploy' in the directory
>where you changed the code (only building the package or parent package
>you just changed), and then restart weblogic and test your change. We
>were thrilled to pieces when it worked, as it saved people from scary
>and error-prone file-copying exercises.
>Sometime when I don't have a deadline smacking me around the room, I'll
>post an in-depth description if people are interested.
>A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing about
>        --Thomas Carlyle
>-----Original Message-----
>From: schmitt []
>Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 7:13 AM
>To: ANT
>Subject: Building a hierarcical build-file tree?
>I will use Ant to build my Java program. My program is built out of
>several components. I will have a build.xml file for every component and
>a control.xml file for the whole program. Is this possible and if, how?
>The tree would look like this
>                        control.xml
>                    /           |               \
>                   /            |                 \
>      build1.xml     build2.xml     build3.xml
>Stefan S.

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