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From "Anthony W. Marino" <>
Subject Re: Ant: The Definitive Guide (Orielly)
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 20:46:03 GMT
This sounds great!  I've already selected it into my amazon wishlist.

Thank You,

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anthony W. Marino" <>
> To: "Ant Users List" <>; "Steve Loughran"
> <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 7:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Ant: The Definitive Guide (Orielly)
> >> I havent seen ant:tdg yet, but as the main competitor to the book on ant
> >> soon to come from Erik and me, they are a key competitor (the other is
> the
> >> on-line docs, which is why we opted not to repeat said docs*)). The book
> >> was originally scheduled to come out in, um February, and has slipped a
> >> couple of times.
> >
> >Steve,
> >How soon is soon?  I would expect yours and Erik's book to be the "Meyers
> > - Effective C++" of ant.
> Plan is August. We are 'code complete' as of this weekend, and now the docs
> are trickling through the deployment process. We should have a chapter or
> two up on the web in a few days.
> One thing we still have to deal with is reincorporating laste-minute
> changes in ant1.5 back into the docs; they are still happening, and it does
> take effort to keep stuff in sync, even at this late stage. That'll be
> ongoing right up until Ant1.5 ships. Some of those changes come from us, so
> we are making life harder for ourselves just to make sure that Ant1.5 is up
> to scratch when we ship. Mostly the changes will be we can strip out the
> 'this is broken, here is a workaround' type, but you never know, there may
> be a surprise or two waiting for us.
> -steve

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