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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing problem in 1.5]
Date Sun, 01 Dec 2002 23:45:06 GMT
Scott Stirling wrote:
>>>tools out there like Flux.  Would that appropriate for scheduling builds
>>>either from Ant or around Ant?  How do others automate Ant builds in
>>>cross-platform environments?  Cron on UNIX/AT on WIndows?
>>anthill, cruisecontrol. AT sucks.
> I haven't tried AntHill, but a colleague of mine tried CruiseControl
> recently.  Unfortunately, he already had automated the StarTeam checking
> out, diffing, emailing, etc. via Ant, so the overhead of configuring and
> running CruiseControl just to use it as a dumb scheduler to run a
> self-sufficient build file seemed ridiculous.  However, it may be worth
> revisiting to see if CruiseControl provides some other benefits he's
> overlooking.

Anthill rocks.  Its far far easier to configure than CruiseControl and 
runs entirely as web application within a lightweight container like Tomcat.

Have your colleague give Anthill a try and compare to your own 
hand-rolled automation and the effort to get CruiseControl working.


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