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From Saviely <>
Subject RE: How to use ANT
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2000 01:07:51 GMT

I think Glauber's concept of using only one build.xml would work best in a
single-developer situation.  But when dealing with multiple users using a
cvs, one really wants to take advantage of writing things just once --
sharing identical buildfiles as much as possible, having the developer
only worry about the dependencies of their subprojects, calling outside
properties files for user-specific environments, etc.  

As the guy who is weaning everyone from JBuilder, part of my job is
probably to ensure that the bulidfiles break spectacularly and quickly if
everything is not ordered in the best way. ;)


On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Chris Todd wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ribeiro, Glauber []
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 4:36 PM
> > To: ''
> > Subject: RE: How to use ANT
> <snip>
> > projects. Ant works better if you specify one build.xml for the whole
> > project.
> Really?  I would have guessed having several ant subprojects, each in it's
> own directory and with it's own build.xml file, would have provided greater
> flexibility.  Perhaps that is only because I am thinking of using ant at
> work, where we have about 15 developers working together on a large project,
> with each developer working on their own small part of it.  I imagined each
> developer writing a build.xml file for their stuff, then one master
> build.xml file that runs each of the others.
> Is this a reasonable strategy?  Any insights would be appreciated.
> Chris Todd
> Software Engineer
> Alabanza Corporation

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