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From "Dhirendra Kulkarni" <dkulka...@ptc.com>
Subject Re: Installation problem
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2001 06:23:29 GMT
Thanks Diane, Now iam very clear on that.

regards
DK


----- Original Message -----
From: Diane Holt <holtdl@yahoo.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: Installation problem


> --- Dhirendra Kulkarni <dkulkarni@ptc.com> wrote:
> >      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 successful
> >
> >  Now i want clearly understand this
>
> If you're just using Ant as your build-tool, you don't need any of the Ant
> source -- just put your build-process together into Ant build-files and
> run 'ant' accordingly.
>
> If you want to write a new task, you shouldn't need the Ant source, either
> . You should be able to just compile your own task source-file(s), using
> 'ant', which will include Ant's jar-files in the classpath.
>
> If you need to modify tasks that are already written and part of Ant,
> then, yes, you'd need the source-files for those tasks you want to modify.
> (But it's best to avoid having to modify Ant's tasks if at all possible,
> since then you're out-of-sync with standard Ant, which will make upgrading
> to new releases a bit of a pain.)
>
> Diane
>
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