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From "didge" <di...@foundrylogic.com>
Subject RE: Parsing task
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:27:23 GMT
VPP (http://vpp.sourceforge.com) is an option.  You would simply write a
template for your run.xml using VTL and then process it with the <vpp> task
to generate an environment specific version.

didge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Reeves [mailto:CReeves@medfusion.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 1:44 PM
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Parsing task
>
>
> I've been searching for a task that would do a little parsing for
> me...it seems I've seen this sort of thing before, but that may have
> been a dream...
>
> I have two ant xml files for my project - one builds the project
> (build.xml), one runs the executable (run.xml) produced by the build;
> this second file is simply bundled with the distribution.
>
> It works great - except that the properties in the run.xml must be
> changed on a per-environment basis (dev, stage, prod). And I only need
> to change a couple of lines.
>
> So, I'd like to have something like:
>
> <!-- ========== mail properties ========== -->
>
> <dev>
> <property name="to.address"
> value="devuser@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="from.address"
> value="devappthingy@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="smtp.server"
> value="myserver.nowhere.com"/>
> </dev>
>
> <stage>
> <property name="to.address"
> value="devuser@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="from.address"
> value="stageappthingy@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="smtp.server"
> value="myserver.nowhere.com"/>
> </stage>
>
> <prod>
> <property name="to.address"
> value="produser1@nowhere.com, produser1@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="from.address"
> value="appthingy@nowhere.com"/>
> <property name="smtp.server"
> value="myserver.prod.nowhere.com"/>
> </prod>
>
> The end product should contain only the xml relevant for the environment
> it was built for.
>
> Also, I know I could run ant with a specific target that sets these
> properties, but that means that all properties for all env's would be on
> each system.
>
> I suppose I could use xslt to alter the file, but it seems there should
> be something easier. I scoured the Hatchet/Loughran book, but didn't
> find what I was looking for. Any ideas?
>
> Chris
>
> ----------------------------------------
> Chris Reeves
> Senior Software Developer
> Medfusion, Inc.
> creeves@medfusion.net
> ----------------------------------------
>
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