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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Ant 1.5 and Intellij/IDEA
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2002 16:09:02 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Tyler" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: Ant 1.5 and Intellij/IDEA

> Erik Hatcher wrote:
> > To use Ant 1.5 I just copy in ant.jar and optional.jar to IDEA's lib
> > directory and Ant 1.5 is then "installed".
> The current EAP versions of IDEA already have Ant 1.5, if I'm not
> > As for double-clicking build errors - I have mixed results with that.
> > Sometimes it works for me, other times it does not.  I still have not
> I've never had a problem with that in the EAP builds. Perhaps it is
> buggy in the 2.6 version?

I've found build 644 gives 'internal errors' on one fairly complex project,
build 642 is in use instead.

The problem I have w/idea EAP builds is that I cant run junit tests from ant
inside idea. I'm sure it used to, but now I get the cannot create task of
name <junit> message.

> > gotten IDEA to be perfect with Ant, but it does a very nice job overall.
> >  I still fight with classpath issues and end up having to put my IDEA
> > project classpath into my Ant classpath (the checkbox on the Ant
> > settings) - but that can lead to command-line builds breaking if folks
> > are not careful.  Anyone have any advice on IDEA/Ant classpath and how
> > they work with it to get things working well?
> Again, I've never had problems with this. I just make sure that my Ant
> build works correctly from commandline and then I adjust my IDEA
> project's list of jars so that it's syntax checking and indexing stuff
> works. I never actually use IDEA's build system. I always use an Ant
> target. I have my two main targets assigned to keyboard shortcuts (I
> think this is new in the EAP builds, not available in 2.6).
> Ciao,
> Gordon
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