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From Dave Dribin <d...@enteract.com>
Subject Re: Ant book?
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 01:19:48 GMT
On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 05:33:34PM -0400, Jesse Tilly wrote:
> First off, Managing Projects with Make is *OLD*.  In fact, it celebrated 10
> years this year.

[ .. snip .. ]

Yes, I do know this.  My personal copy is probably close to 5 years
old.  The only parallel I wanted to draw to the Make book is that it
is aimed at beginning make users.  The book I had in mind is aimed at
beginning Ant users.  I really have no intention of even referencing
make other than to say that Ant kicks make's butt when it comes to
Java projects.

> My experience has shown that the web offers the best information for
> using Make (or any other configuration management tool) and the only
> thing better than the web is to copy other projects' use of Make.

I agree, the web does have a wealth of information.  Sometimes the
problem is finding that information.  The web and print are
complimentary mediums.

> Second, a book is already in the works.

Really?  When is it planning on being released?  What are the main
topics?  Who's the author and publisher?  Feel free to reply
privately.  Let's just say I have some extra free time at the moment
and I've always wanted to write a book.  Maybe I could contribute to
this book instead of duplicating effort.

-Dave

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