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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: don't copy build.xml files ever again.....
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2004 06:34:48 GMT
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Dean Hiller <> wrote:

> Ever find yourself copying a build.xml file only to add stuff to it
> later like code coverage and wish you could add to all those other
> projects you copied the build.xml file from.

Yes.  Whenever I do, I use <import> to import that build file I'd
otherwise copy 8-)

> What is really nice, is you only have to check in,
> build.bat, buildtemplate.jar, junit.jar,, dist.xml
> each time you upgrade.

With <import> I only do this for the module that contains the build
file I import.

> ant, emma, jdk package lists, ant-contrib and a bunch of goodies are
> hidden inside the buildtemplate.jar.

This would scare me, since I don't have control over its contents any




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