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From "Chappell, Simon P" <>
Subject RE: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2002 19:54:42 GMT

True ... but:

I'm looking to use it for throwing open source software onto a machine from a CD after it's
had the base os installed (win, linux or os x). If you get a mess, then delete it and try
again. I am certainly not looking at ant as a replacement for GUI style installers.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Loughran []
>Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:39 PM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box
>Ant isnt a consumer grade installer as it doesnt install things as
>transactions, and as everyone knows, the worst install is one 
>that stops
>halfway leaving things in an indeterminate mess.
>But that's not surprising, ant was never written as an install 
>tool. I use
>it all the time for deployment tho'.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chappell, Simon P" <>
>To: "Ant Users List" <>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 05:56
>Subject: RE: Ant Featured in Out-of-the-Box
>Now how excellent can you get!? :-)
>I have been considering using ant for some installs, but had 
>wondered if it
>would really be suitable, now I'll look again at the matter.
>Question (which may be answered on your site, but I haven't 
>read it all yet)
>how do you manage to ensure that you have a JRE/SDK available 
>for ant when
>running from a CD-ROM and how do you set Windows environment 
>variables so
>that they will persist across sessions?
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