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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: "Blueprints" for Ant Templates?
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 02:55:38 GMT

How about this?


At 04:56 PM 3/18/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>My team has started a project using Ant as the build tool.  One thing we've
>noticed is that there aren't "blueprints" of best-practices for build 
>specific to major classes of applications.  (We would certainly love to 
>some if we knew any!)
>I believe it would be very useful to have canned build templates to help 
>projects get off on the right foot and not waste a lot of time setting up 
>environments.  For example, my new project is a large EJP/JSP app with some
>plain Java objects and perhaps a servlet or two, to be hosted on JBoss.   I'm
>sure those basic requirements are shared by others.  We're currently 
>to design a directory/build structure that works for such a project.  It 
>has been
>quite frustrating designing appropriate directory structures, including some
>level of sophistication to use regexps during the build to set up the metadata
>like web.xml and application.xml to name two.  We're getting closer, but
>the result is pretty unwieldy.  There's a better way out there somewhere.
>How great would it be if there was already a best-practices blueprint of 
>an Ant
>templates (downloadable on of course :-)) for a similar class of
>system that we could at least start from and modify, thereby avoiding mistakes
>and wasted time?  We could download the template, see where to put EJB code,
>see where JSPs go, set up a property file with some local environment 
>and be good to go.
>My humble input to an invaluable utility.  Kudos to the developers, 
>and contributors.
>Greg Zoller
>CTO, Codaware, Inc.
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