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From Rosendahl Sten - stro <>
Subject RE: passing log4j.configuration <sysproperty>
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2003 18:05:21 GMT
Why not bundle Ant with the application, together with a wrapper script to
trigger the Ant script?

And why not use Ant's Input task to ask for installation properties too?
This would be a real advantage and platform-independent too (input are not
supported by Windows shells).

Sten Rosendahl (
Industri-Matematik International (IMI) - THE ORDER COMPANY

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Brown []
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 6:50 PM
To: Ant Users List; Ant Users List
Subject: RE: passing log4j.configuration <sysproperty>

First gotcha is that you have to make sure users have Ant installed on their


> -----Original Message-----
> Just curious if there are any big gotchas to watch out for.  The only 
> one I have found so far (testing on Win2k/Cygwin) is that, unlike the 
> "location" attribute of <property>, the "value" attribute of a 
> <sysproperty> does not evaluate its contents into a file 
> path.  This is 
> actually probably a good idea, but I can't find documentation on 
> accepted attributes of <sysproperty> so I am unsure if there is a 
> "location" attribute.

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