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From "L.C. Oliver" <>
Subject ANT and cruisecontrol
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2002 16:49:41 GMT

Do I set the system variables for the cruise control. I am trying to figure out how to tell
CruiseControl where ANT, JDK to run.  PLEASE HELP.

LC Oliver

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pellow []
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 4:48 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: AW: cruisecontrol vs anthill

Hi Erik,
We managed to get CruiseControl working with 20 projects at the same time
without having to change one build file. Since each of our
projects already had standard targets Ant was powerful enough to handle the
SCM integration. We just needed to write a wrapper build file that took
System Properties from the cruise instance and did all the cruise specifc
This means each of our projects is still "cruise agnostic".
It works well for us!


> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Erik Hatcher []
> Gesendet: Samstag, 12. Oktober 2002 09:09
> An: Ant Users List
> Betreff: Re: cruisecontrol vs anthill
> Jerry,
> I'll do one better and throw Gump in for comparison's sake.  See the
> attached screenshot from Java Development with Ant.  The entire chapter
> 16 is devoted to continuous integration tools and techniques, spanning
> from doing it by hand with some shell scripts to using Gump to build
> every dependency your project has from scratch.
> Caveat: this chart is not entirely accurate any more.  Anthill now has
> multiple SCM support and project dependency support (I think, I have not
> tried the latest version - but I read their e-mail list).  Anthill is a
> good first try, but I like  the flexibility of reporting with
> CruiseControl better.
> We use CruiseControl on my work project and its working well, although
> it is mildly painful to set up and get running.  I expect more from
> CruiseControl though, given its Martin Fowler's company people that are
> developing it (are you listening Thoughtworks?! :) - having to tweak
> configuration *inside* a WAR file is just not cool - make a better
> interface, leverage the slickness of Anthill in this respect (sorry,
> while I had a soap box I thought I'd use it :).
> Go for Gump if you are worried about any of the open-source library
> dependencies breaking your system.
> And as stated in the screenshot attached, the limiting factor may be
> your SCM system.  All work with CVS, but CruiseControl is the most
> flexible at the moment, in this respect.
> 	Erik
> p.s. The second printing of JDwA is out, and I believe all supply
> channels should have it currently -
> - get it while its
> hot!  :))
> Li, Jerry wrote:
> > we want to implement a controlled continuous build process using an open
> > source. Cruisecontrol and Anthill are the first candidates in
> our list. Is
> > there anybody who could give me a comparison of those two?
> >
> > Appreciate your help.
> >
> > jerry
> >
> >
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