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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: Ant sub builds
Date Sun, 20 Apr 2003 05:17:35 GMT

The take subant as a separate taskdef and add it to your project.  It 
should work fine with the latest releases of Ant.  The fact that it will 
officially be part of Ant-1.6 doesn't keep you from using it now.

Jake

At 04:26 PM 4/19/2003 -1000, you wrote:
>Antoine: Thanks for the two suggestions.
>
>I forgot to mention it but usage would be in an open source project - so 
>I'd like to not use anything which isn't in a version of Ant which most 
>folks would already have. Hence, unless there is a way to do this with say 
>Ant 1.5.2, I'll wait awhile until 1.6 is in common usage.
>
>Regards,
>
>Dick
>
>At 08:57 AM 4/19/2003, you wrote:
>>Dick,
>>actually in ant 1.6alpha, there is a new task called subant which is exactly
>>what you want.
>>Antoine
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Dick Cowan" <rm.cowan@verizon.net>
>>Newsgroups: gmane.comp.jakarta.ant.user
>>Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2003 8:11 PM
>>Subject: Ant sub builds
>>
>>
>> > I have a build.xml script in directory A. Under A is a directory B which
>> > may contain zero or more directories which correspond to independent
>> > contributed code. Under each of these contribution directories is a
>> > build.xml script. Currently I'm using an explicit ant task on each of
>>these
>> > sub-directories and this works fine. The problem with this approach is
>>that
>> > for each newly added contribution I need to add another ant task to the
>> > main build script.
>> >
>> > What I'd really like to do is drive an task using apply with a fileset but
>> > can't figure out how to do this?
>> >
>> > I used apply with a fileset and a depth of 1 to discover all the proper
>> > build.xml files. I fiddled with setting ant as the value of the executable
>> > but then needed to be able to pass just the directory name where the
>> > build.xml file was found by the fileset and this got ugly.
>> >
>> > There is probably a really simple solution.
>> >
>> > Any hints?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Dick
>>
>>
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