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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Graphical editor of the Build.xml
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 21:24:54 GMT
Oh, that... I had read that before; I thought we were
talking about a way to graphically edit build files.

-Matt

--- Jacob Kjome <hoju@visi.com> wrote:
> 
> You need to install the native graphviz program for
> your particular 
> platform and then grab vizant from here:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/vizant
> 
> Then do something like...
> 
>      <target name="vizant">
>          <taskdef name="vizant"
> classname="net.sourceforge.vizant.Vizant" 
> classpath="${vizant.jar}"/>
>          <vizant antfile="build.xml"
> outfile="build.dot"/>
>          <exec executable="dot"
> failifexecutionfails="false" 
> resultproperty="graphvizSuccess!">
>              <arg line="-Tpng build.dot -o
> build.png"/>
>          </exec>
>          <fail unless="graphvizSuccess!">
>          You probably need to install GraphViz which
> is a native program,
>          not a Java library &gt;&gt;&gt; 
> http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/
>          </fail>
>      </target>
> 
> Jake
> 
> At 01:34 PM 6/3/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >I visited the link but it wasn't immediately
> obvious
> >to me how to use this tool with Ant.  Can you
> >elaborate?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Matt
> >
> >--- Markus Dettori
> <markus.dettori@wuerth-phoenix.com>
> >wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, June 03, 2003 4:36 PM [GMT+1=CET],
> > > Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de
> > > <Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de> scribbled earlier:
> > >
> > > > Mmm, I thought about writing such a generator
> > > (XMI->build.xml) but, you have
> > > > to
> > > > specifiy so much in the model - I donīt think
> that
> > > this would be really
> > > > useful.
> > > > Writing the buildfile manually is then much
> more
> > > comfortable and already
> > > > supported.
> > > > With Vizant (I think there are more) you can
> > > create a "diagram" of your
> > > > buildfile,
> > > > so you can get an overview.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Jan
> > >
> > > FYI/BTW:
> > > in order to visualize your build.xml I found it
> > > useful to use the Graphviz-Tool.
> > > http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/
> > > easily integrateable with ant.
> > >
> > > Greetz
> > > Markus
> > >
> > >
> > >
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