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From Eric Weidner <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Ant included in Out-of-the-Box Open Source Distribution
Date Wed, 14 May 2003 20:11:21 GMT

We would love to release an OS X version.

Going forward, we are working to increase OS support and are currently 
working on certification for Suse, Mandrake, and possibly Debian.  
Following that, we are planning to look into support for Solaris and Mac 
OS X.  Unfortunately, Solaris on Sparc and Mac OS X requires proprietary 
hardware that we don't have at the moment so we have to see significant 
interest in these platforms before it is feasible to support them.

We have noticed an big increase in the number of Java developers on Mac 
so an OS X version is moving up our priority list.

Eric Weidner
Out-of-the-Box Project Lead

Chappell, Simon P wrote:

>Do you have any plans to release OOTB for Mac OS X? I'm a switcher from Linux to OS X
and I'm loving it, but I just need a few more products to follow me to the Mac. :-)
>Simon P. Chappell           
>Java Programming Specialist            
>Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526
>"Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or
>small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of
>honor and good sense." - Sir Winston Churchill
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Eric Weidner []
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 5:06 PM
>>Subject: [ANN] Ant included in Out-of-the-Box Open Source Distribution
>>Ant is included in Out-of-the-Box 2.0, an intelligent distribution
>>of over 100 Open Source projects for Java developers on both Linux and
>>Its graphical installer provides selective and incremental 
>>installation and
>>uninstallation, automatic project dependency management, easy project
>>configuration, and a highly-organized built-in project 
>>knowledge base.  
>>installation completes, the selected projects are installed, 
>>integrated, tested (with live JUnit/HttpUnit test reports to 
>>prove it all
>>worked), running, and ready to use.
>>You get 10 custom sample applications, including ones for 
>>JBoss that take
>>advantage of XDoclet, Middlegen, Hibernate, AspectJ, and more.
>>Out-of-the-Box comes with a 350 page user guide that contains tips, 
>>and workarounds for the major projects, along with a 
>>substantial section on
>>The free Community Edition is fully functional, does not 
>>expire, and does
>>not require registration.  It installs just over 25 of the 
>>100+ projects,
>>including JBoss, MySQL, and Castor, and comes with the Castor sample 
>>and nearly all of the Enterprise Edition documentation.
>>Please visit for details or to 
>>download the 
>>Community Edition.
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