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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Multi-target builds
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:29:55 GMT
At 12:31  15/12/00 -0700, James Bucanek wrote:
>I just started working with Ant this week, and have run across a 
>potential annoyance.
>It appears that Ant only builds one target at a time.  So when 
>building multiple targets, Ant builds each target successively.  The 
>result being that any common targets are executed multiple times.
>I've found a hack around this:
>     <target name="init" unless="init.complete">
>         <echo message="init executing..."/>
>         <tstamp/>
>         <property name="init.complete" value="true"/>
>     </target>
>So, is there some other way of either (a) keeping tasks from running 
>more than once or (b) building the entire tree of targets to be built 
>in one pass?

The only real way to do it is to add another target to project that lists
all targets you want to run in depends tag.



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