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From "Lars Gersmann" <lars.gersm...@roxes.com>
Subject ROXES Ant Tasks 1.1 Open Source released
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2003 10:20:42 GMT
ROXES Technologies today announced the availability of ROXES Ant Tasks 1.1
as Open Source.

This suite provides 4 custom tasks for the famous Apache Jakarta Ant
(http://ant.apache.org/)
targeting java application deployment.

ROXES Ant Tasks was developed as supplemental module to the
forthcoming Enterprise Installation Software ROXES Encore. ROXES Encore
will heavily simplify the creation of Setup Software for the Enterprise
based on Java and Jakarta Ant (http://ant.apache.org/). The main target
of ROXES Encore will be installation/configuration of web applications and
j2ee deployment based on Ant.

Version 1.1 includes many improvements and the new preferences task for
accessing
the Java Preferences API.

In detail ROXES Ant Tasks contains:

1. sfx

sfx creates native self extracting executables out of ZIP archives.
Currently supported target platforms are Windows, MacOS X, almost any
Unix and self executable JAVA Jar files.

2. jstub

jstub creates native executables for Windows, MacOS X and almost any
Unix System out of a working JAR archive.

3. jnlp

jnlp simplifies the creation of JNLP files for JAVA Web Start
(http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/).

The jnlp task is able to handle ANT Filesets as resources. This feature
makes jnlp file creation using the jnlp Task much more easier.

Find out more here: http://www.roxes.com/produkte/rat.html

4. preferences (since version 1.1)

preferences lets you access the JAVA Preferences API. You can read, write,
import, export and test preferences data and nodes.

Using this task is very useful for configuring applications.


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