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From "Anthony W. Marino" <anth...@AWMObjects.com>
Subject Re: Ant: The Definitive Guide (Orielly)
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 23:20:18 GMT
> Why thank you. I'm going to be fair: I think you should at least take a
> look at the oreilly book, say in your local bookstore with a
> coffee/ice-cream/beer to hand and see if it meets your immediate needs. I
> shall surely do the same thing myself. 

Maybe I'll save the $17 cigar and Jack Daniels for when your book arrives.

> Of course, now when I see a
> bookstore or library, I see the collected suffering of many authors, rather
> than a place of learning.

I've always wondered what was more painful, paying $60 for something that's 
probably going to be outdated in 6months or taking 8months to write it.


Thank You,
Anthony


> And there is the ant docs themselves: remember, any and all contribs to the
> ant docs are happily accepted, so if anyone on ant-user wants to contribute
> to the project, pick something and write about it.
>
> -steve
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anthony W. Marino" <anthony@AWMObjects.com>
> To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>; "Steve Loughran"
> <steve_l@iseran.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 1:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Ant: The Definitive Guide (Orielly)
>
>
> Steve,
> This sounds great!  I've already selected it into my amazon wishlist.
>
> Thank You,
> Anthony
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Anthony W. Marino" <anthony@AWMObjects.com>
> > To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>; "Steve Loughran"
> > <steve_l@iseran.com>
> > 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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