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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Using Ant with a Modular System Design
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:25:50 GMT
You might check out the <import> task of Ant 1.6... I
don't know if it would help or not though.

-Matt

--- "Kevin G. Crocker" <KGC@rsssolutions.com> wrote:
> Many other modules use the database therefore it is
> left in a common
> module which, of course, gets built first when
> called from higher
> levels.
> 
> Just a fleeting thought.  Can the depends= reference
> a target in another
> build file.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Benson [mailto:gudnabrsam@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 10:13 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Using Ant with a Modular System Design
> 
> 
> What else is that database used for?  Maybe the
> database should be a sub-module of the module to be
> tested?
> 
> -Matt
> 
> --- "Kevin G. Crocker" <KGC@rsssolutions.com> wrote:
> > Having developed a modular structure I have placed
> a
> > build file in each
> > module.  The system as a build file structure that
> > if called from the
> > highest level then all prereq builds are
> completed.
> >  
> > For example, one module will create a database in
> a
> > known state.
> > Another module uses this database for unit
> testing.
> >  
> > When run from the upper most build file everything
> > is fine but I would
> > like a way to run a lower level build file
> (calling
> > the unit test)
> > without having to remember to run a upper level
> > build file to create the
> > database.
> >  
> > I know about using  the depends attribute but
> isn't
> > this only within the
> > build file not across build files.
> >  
> > Any advice would be welcome.
> >  
> >  
> > 
> 
> 
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