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From "GOMEZ Henri" <>
Subject RE: Borland Jbuilder finally adds ant support (at a price)
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 10:02:36 GMT
Just use Eclipse IDE (, ant support
is awesome ;)

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Loughran []
>Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 2:22 AM
>To: ant-user
>Subject: Borland Jbuilder finally adds ant support (at a price)
>>From the feature set of JBuilder 7, I see that they have finally added
>native ant support
>but only on the enterprise edition. Like, they had to pay so much for
>ant.jar that they had to put them in the prestige premium tool 
>that costs
>the same as two laptops.
>It's funny; I'd have thought that ant would help deprecate the 
>selling price
>of the premium stuff, or at least let IDEs focus on what they 
>are good at:
>editing, refactoring and collaboration. But no, borland keep 
>ant part of the
>premium product, perhaps to ensure that all the features ant 
>offers -junit,
><zip>, deployment are also kept at a premium.
>On the plus side, it means that all of the mainstream IDEs 
>support Ant, even
>the 'Enterprise' tools. This is a sign of progress. Even in 
>the enterprise,
>your build can be independent of an IDE. I wonder if they 
>realise what they
>have done.
>[running IDEA fullscreen in the other monitor, generating java 
>classes from
>an XSD file via Castor and ant, then deploying to tomcat  and 
>running http
>unit tests]
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