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From Anthony Rodriguez <Anth...@WeddingChannel.com>
Subject RE: how do I to tell ANT not to wait for a task to finish?
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:02:06 GMT
Do you have a link to the documentation on the <parallel> task?  I looked at
the ant docs and could not find it.

-Anthony

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Inger [mailto:matti@sedonacorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 9:43 AM
To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
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
to
>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.


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