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From Jim Krygowski <james.krygow...@shaws.com>
Subject RE: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing problem in 1.5]
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2002 20:06:43 GMT
Cruise Control has been improved over the last year or so.  Release 2.x is
quite good and incorporates xml configuration files and the ability to
integrate with your ant build.xml files with little or no modification to
those build files necessary.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 3:02 PM
> To: Ant Users List; scottstirling@rcn.com
> Subject: Re: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing problem in
> 1.5]
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Stirling" <scottstirling@rcn.com>
> To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 15:20
> Subject: RE: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing
> problem in 1.5]
>
>
>
> > Yeah, but why call them from Ant?  It makes more sense to me to call Ant
> > from a shell script, calling targets and feeding it parameters,
> instead of
> > vice-versa.  That's how Ant gets started up from $ANT_HOME/bin
> anyway.  As
> > soon as you're inside Ant world you lose things like return codes,
> streaming
> > text editors and easy piping from one command to another.  The new
> > FilterChains in Ant are very cool, but you have to write, compile and
> > package custom Java code for multi-line edit one-offs that sed
> and grep or
> > perl can do in 1-4 lines of code (granted, sed and perl require
> their own
> > environments to run (well, standalone (non-Cygwin) sed and grep can be
> > obtained for Windows), but aren't things like sed and perl at least as
> > widely available, even on Windows, as Ant and a 1.3 JDK?)
>
> activestate perl is very god; has com object control too. But we do need a
> sed task in ant, somehow.
>
> >.  However, it may be worth
> > revisiting to see if CruiseControl provides some other benefits he's
> > overlooking.
>
> It has a well founded reputation as being a dog to set up, but I
> hear it is
> improving.
>
>
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