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From "Marcusz Zafarano" <marc...@criticalpointsoftware.com>
Subject RE: Research question
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2002 19:48:53 GMT
ant works find for us in the same way, but there are other tools:
- jam - Make(1) Redux
- ruby (is suppose)
- perl

we are using ant as the major build tool with the IDE as the secondary. we
also use it for all our build requirements including InstallShield.

-mez

-----Original Message-----
From: Chappell, Simon P [mailto:Simon.Chappell@landsend.com]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 11:18 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: Research question


We already use JBuilder and I have AntRunner working just fine. My issue is
not against the IDE's, they do seem to give most of our developers
productivity benefits, but I want to have a separate build tool for those
times when you can't use an IDE: integration builds, over night builds etc.
My 110% preference is for ant, but I'm trying to at least show that there
were other tools to pick from and that ant wasn't a complete shoo-in.

Simon

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Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 12:18 PM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Research question
>
>
>
>make, that java port of make and IDEs. IDEs are the
>alternative you will
>probably have to deal with the most, "why use a command line
>tool, when my
>IDE does everything"? You can address that by showing how most
>modern IDEs
>(all but jbuilder) host ant, giving developers a choice of IDEs
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chappell@landsend.com>
>To: "Ant User mailing list (E-mail)" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 7:39 AM
>Subject: Research question
>
>
>I'm writing a proposal for using ant internally as part of our standard
>build process and I am having difficulty finding information on the
>alternatives to ant. I have tried many different searches on the mighty
>Google, but with less than wonderful success. The few that I
>found seem to
>mostly have withered and died and a few even suggest switching
>to ant! :-)
>
>Can folks on this list point me at a few other tools that I
>can list in my
>document. Specifically, I am looking for build tools that are
>designed for
>Java systems (hence "make" doesn't make the cut).
>
>Simon
>
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>Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
>Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
>Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526
>
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