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From Matthew Inger <>
Subject Re: how do I to tell ANT not to wait for a task to finish?
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 19:37:24 GMT
Anthony Rodriguez wrote:

>Do you have a link to the documentation on the <parallel> task?  I looked at
>the ant docs and could not find it.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Matthew Inger []
>Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 9:43 AM
>Subject: Re: how do I to tell ANT not to wait for a task to finish?
>CAMPANA,SAL (HP-Philadelphia,ex1) wrote:
>>Is there a way to make a task run and continue through the ant script
>>without waiting for the task to end?
>>For instance, I want to start an external application, then start another
>>interact with that application.  
>>It seems that ANT only runs sequentially and waits for a task to finish
>>before moving to the next task.  This makes total sense for building my
>>classes, but I'd love to be able to spawn separate threads of execution
>>without waiting.
>>One way I did it was to call a batch file which started my app.  The batch
>>file will die after it executes the command and the ANT file moves on....
>>Any ideas? Am I missing something?
>>Thank you!
>look at ant 1.4 beta..., specifically the "parallel" task.  It allows 
>you to run several tasks at the same
>time.  Say for instance, a server process, and a client process that 
>talks to the server process.
did you look at the 1.4 beta docs?  It's new to 1.4....

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