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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: new Ant article online
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2002 05:17:24 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Cohen" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>; "Ant
Users List" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 7:57 AM
Subject: RE: new Ant article online

>Very well do I remember a "build engineer" at a commercial software vendor
I used to work for whose build routine >consisted of opening a series of
MSVC++ projects in the Developer Studio and building each, then copying
files to a >central location from which he burned CDs.  This error-prone
process was a disaster and a big argument for truly >automatable build
systems like ant.

you should have told him about the MSDEV command line options; you can run
it from inside ant, giving you automation, just not portability

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