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From "Dhirendra Kulkarni" <>
Subject Re: Installation problem
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2001 06:00:13 GMT
Hello Diane,
     is it that if at all i want to customise any task then only i need
source?. If iam using ant built in tasks with my own build.xml fie then i do
not need source?

  I did whatever u said and ran the sample build.xml u had written and it is

 Now i want clearly understand this


----- Original Message -----
From: Diane Holt <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: Installation problem

> --- Dhirendra Kulkarni <> wrote:
> >     Yes i want to build. iam working on PDM project in which has lot of
> > configuration files and this needs to be built and deployed.
> But you just want to use Ant as your build tool to build your project --
> not build Ant itself, right?  That's the distinction I'm trying to make.
> The only reason to build Ant itself is if you're making changes to the
> source for Ant. If you just want to use Ant as your build tool, all you
> need to do is install it, not build it. To install it in order to use it
> as your build tool, all you need is to pick up the binary release, unpack
> it, set JAVA_HOME to your Java installation, set ANT_HOME to where you
> unpacked the Ant binary release file, and add ANT_HOME/bin to your PATH.
> To verify the installation, create a little test "build.xml" file
> (anywhere), such as:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <project default="hello">
>   <target name="hello">
>     <echo message="Hello"/>
>   </target>
> </project>
> Then, at your system prompt, just do:
> $ ant
> Diane
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