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From Shailesh Sharma <>
Subject Re: Calling Ant from a Java main?
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 20:59:04 GMT
could you please explain more on your "build log analyzer that produces an HTML report about
the build"
and if you can share your build log analyzer code with us ?

"Alexey N. Solofnenko" <> wrote:
I would put every into a separate target, specify dependency 
between them, if any and run them with "-k" option. For my builds I 
wrote a build log analyzer that produces an HTML report about the build.

- Alexey.

DDU DUQUENNOY Didier wrote:

>I'm (still) trying to automate the run of the junit tests of all my modules, running Ant
1.6.0 on a Windows 2000 machine.
>Each module has a build.xml script with a 'test' task defined. The test task first compile
the classes and then run a junit task which outputs a XML file.
>I want to be able to invoke all these tasks and then build a report using .
>The problem I'm facing are:
>- if a module doesn't compile, I want the next module to be tested. 
>- if a module doesn't compile I'd like to be able to see it in the final report
>I first thought of a main script like this :
> [...]
>but it isn't OK because the run will stop if a module doesn't compile.
>So I though of writing a main java class to call my ant scripts. I should then be able
to detect the failure of a test a do what I want then.
>Here are the techniques I tried:
>- use java.lang.Runtime.exec() : I go asynchronous and I can't check the state of the
>- use : the first script runs, but it seems that
there is a System.exit() after :-(
>- use or a ProjectHelper to build the project :
> ProjectHelper.getProjectHelper();
> Project project = new Project();
> helper.parse(project, xmlFile);
> Target target = (Target)targetTable.get("test");
> target.execute();
> but I get an error "Could not create task or type of type: junit". But junit.jar and
all the contents of Ant1.6/lib is in my classpath
>- use of to simulate a :
> Ant antTask = new Ant();
> antTask.setProject(new Project());
> antTask.setAntfile(xmlFile);
> antTask.setTarget("test");
> antTask.execute();
> but I get an error "Could not create task or type of type: property". (???)
>Well, how can I do the trick?
>Didier D
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