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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Generic template for software build plan
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 14:07:35 GMT

Phillip Lord wrote:
> "Nicola" == Nicola Ken Barozzi <> writes:
>   Nicola> The embed proposal, that is in Ant CVS since some time now
>   Nicola> and is regularly built by Gump, permits users to import ant
>   Nicola> buildfiles and redefine targets that have been imported.
>   Nicola> It's been used by Centipede since some months now and works
>   Nicola> well.  What is the difference with AntMerge? They seem very
>   Nicola> similar.
> No idea. Despite looking for quite a while, for something that did
> what I wanted, I've never found anything. So I wrote something. Its
> small, and simple, but even as it stands is seems to be decreasing the
> amount of duplication in my ant files. 
> The "embed proposal" is something I've not heard off. I managed to
> find the source, from poking around in the ant CVS. Is there any
> documentation anywhere? If someone else is working on something
> similar, I would be happy. I'm only writing tools for operating over
> build files out of necessity. 

Look at Centipede.

We use the embed proposal in our enhanced Ant distro. There is not much 
documentation of the embed proposal yet, but you'll find something in 
the Centipede wiki.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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