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From Peter Vandenberk <>
Subject RE: Jikes and ANT's optional ejbc task (was: external compiler ta sk)
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:05:39 GMT
Niels and Conor: thanks for your reply!

But... (there's always a "but", ain't there?!? ;-)

We're (still!) using Weblogic 4.5.1, and hence are
stuck on the "ddcreator" and "ejbc" tasks...  is
there a way to make the "ejbc" task use jikes??? it 
appears that the "ejbjar" task is the only one that
formally supports the "compiler" option... or is it?



-----Original Message-----
From: Conor MacNeill []
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: Jikes and ANT's optional ejbc task (was: external compiler

From: "Peter Vandenberk" <>
> I have a question related to this: we're already using jikes to do the
> of our Java compilations in ANT builds, but now we want to make ejbc,
> Weblogic's EJB compiler, use jikes as well...
> In our makefiles, we were leveraging ejbc's "compiler" option:
>     -compiler <javac>  Sets the compiler for ejbc to use.
> which reduces our overall build time to one third of what it was.  Now
> looking for a way to make ANT's optional ejbc task do the same!?!
> I assume (I sure hope ;-) Tim Fennell ( and Conor MacNeill
> ( are on this list!

As Niels Verdonk pointed out, you can use the compiler attribute of
<ejbjar>. I thought I'd also let you know that in 1.4, <ejbjar> will
automatcially check if build.compiler is set to Jikes and use Jikes if it
is. You can turn off this behaviour.

I am on this list (not sure how you could have missed me :-), but I haven't
heard from Tim in a long while.


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