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From "Ventimiglia, David" <>
Subject RE: Version question
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2000 21:15:12 GMT
Very nice.  You can do the same thing with the JDK and whatever other
"external libs" you are using too (Weblogic, Dynamo, whatever) by the way.
But then, I guess that's not strictly relevant to an Ant forum.  :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Boehle []
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:27 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Version question

That's exactly what I've done.  Last week I checked in the 1.2 release and
modified our build scripts to *always* use that version, no matter if the
developer has a different installation of Ant somewhere on his machine.  It
keeps everyone using the same version of the build tool, and also keeps them
from having to manually install it.

Jason Boehle

-----Original Message-----
From: Ventimiglia, David []
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 11:39 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Version question


If you're concerned about stability, use Ant 1.2, and check it into source
control along with everything else.  That way you can "play" with later
versions of Ant in branches without threatening the stability of your build.
When you're ready to move to a new version of Ant (maybe 1.3 by then!
*grin*), just rev the version of Ant in source control in sync with whatever
changes you need to make to your build files, and treat it as part of a


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Patti []
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 8:25 AM
Subject: Version question

Hi guys;

My organization is seriously thinking about using Ant as our new build

I'm still by far in the R&D phase, and am concerned that if I use the 
currently released version that by the time we deploy the architecture will 
have changed significantly (e.g. watching the mail about the new task 
system etc)

Should I be playing with a development release? PLEASE note 'play' I won't 
be deploying this or using it in production at all, so I can cope with bugs 

If so what should I grab and from where?

Thanks very much.

(P.S. I realize to a certain extent that "If you have to ask, use the 
released version" but it's too important to risk guessing :)
(P.P.S. WRT my earlier post about jmake, I was wrong, jmake also does 
dependency checking so I guess I'll just have to exec it fron Ant)

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