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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: build.exe for ANT
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2001 02:56:27 GMT
No one has commented on this yet. I would like to add it in if no one
objects? (Nice for win9x systems that don't have scripting power of NT or
the ability to set ENV vars without a reboot).

BTW I cross posted this to ant-dev as we should probably discuss this there ;)

At 09:52 AM 6/5/01 -0700, Michael Jennings wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>
>I've written a Windows executable called build.exe for launching ant.
>If you place build.exe in the $ANTHOME/bin directory, when launched
>it will automatically finds any currently installed JDK, adds tools.jar from
>$JDK/lib
>to the classpath along with all .jar files in $ANTHOME/lib then launch ant.
>
>By putting this executable in $ANTHOME/bin and adding $ANTHOME/bin to the
>classpath, I was able to run ant without setting any environment variables.
>
>If anyone wants to check it out, I've posted the source+binaries at:
>
>http://southgatesoftware.com/jakarta/ant/
>
>If anyone with the power wants to add this to the ant project itself, please
>do!
>
>-Mike Jennings
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Jennings" <southgate.software@home.com>
>To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:44 PM
>Subject: Re: antrun.exe
>
>
>> Should I just Email it to this mailing list? Or should I post it on the
>web
>> and Email the URL?
>> -Mike
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "jp Morgan" <jpmorganh@yahoo.com>
>> To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 6:26 PM
>> Subject: Re: antrun.exe
>>
>>
>> > Please post, this can be useful
>> > --- Michael Jennings <southgate.software@home.com>
>> > wrote:
>> > > Hi everyone,
>> > >
>> > > I've written a Windows executable called antrun.exe
>> > > for launching ant.
>> > > If you place antrun.exe in the $ANTHOME/bin
>> > > directory, when launched
>> > > it will automatically finds any currently installed
>> > > JDK, adds tools.jar from
>> > > $JDK/lib
>> > > to the classpath along with all .jar files in
>> > > $ANTHOME/lib then launch ant.
>> > >
>> > > By putting this executable in $ANTHOME/bin and
>> > > adding $ANTHOME/bin to the
>> > > classpath, I was able to run ant without setting any
>> > > environment variables.
>> > >
>> > > If anyone thinks this could be a useful addition to
>> > > the ANT project, let
>> > > me know and I'll post the code + exe.
>> > >
>> > > -Mike Jennings
>> > >
>> > > ______________________
>> > > Mike Jennings
>> > > Southgate  Software Ltd.
>> > > 250-382-6851 (ph)
>> > > 250-382-6800 (fax)
>> > > southgate.software@home.com
>> > >
>> >
>> >
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>
>
Cheers,

Pete

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