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From "Steve Cohen" <Ste...@ignitesports.com>
Subject RE: new Ant article online
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:41:36 GMT
That most definitely was not true four years ago.  All they had was some damned Visual Basic
scripting that wasn't complete.  Glad to see they've seen the light.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 11:17 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: new Ant article online



----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Cohen" <SteveC@ignitesports.com>
To: "Ant Users List acroyear@io.com" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>; "Ant
Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
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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