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From Jesse Tilly <>
Subject RE: Ant book?
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2001 21:33:34 GMT
First off, Managing Projects with Make is *OLD*.  In fact, it celebrated 10
years this year.  There are a ton of patterns that have come about in those
10 years making the book a decent shelf-sitter for the beginning make user,
but not very useful for large projects and especially web application (watch
Peter V. or Diane say otherwise).  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.

Second, a book is already in the works.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Dribin []
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 5:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: Ant book?
> Hi,
> I've been a huge fan of Ant for the last 8 months or so.  There is a
> lot of Ant information on the web these days, however there is no
> book.  A good book could bring together all this great information in
> one easy to find place.  I have seriously considered approaching
> O'Reilly with a proposition for an Ant book along the same lines as
> their "Managing Projects with Make" book.  I want to get feedback from
> the Ant community before going off and doing this, though.
> So... opinions? :)
> Regards,
> -Dave

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