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

Phillip Lord wrote:
> "Nicola" == Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicolaken@apache.org> 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. http://www.krysalis.org/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.

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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