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From Erik Weibust <e...@weibust.net>
Subject RE: Ant with Eclipse question
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:53:59 GMT
Thanks for the help Nir.

So are you saying that I'm better off just letting Eclipse handle the
compiling of my code and using Ant for all the other stuff (clean, war,
jar, etc)?

erik

--- Nir Geier <Nir.Geier@unipier.com> wrote:

> 
> Hi there.
> 
> Eclipse build [output] dir and ant dir make no difference.
> unless you have relation between the 2.
> ex. 
> 	if you don't use ant to compile the classes and take the compiled
> one form eclipse you should set  
>             both to the same location - since ant needs the complied
> classes under the build dir.
> 	
> 	otherwise id dont see any real need to point them to the same
> location.
> 
> for your second question:
> I'd love to find a good article with the subject being "the best way
> to use Ant in your Eclipse project".
> 
> As far as I know there isn't any article with this title.
> Eclipse is the most power tool for ant  users.
> I might be wrong here but as far as I know Eclipse is the only tool
> with ant debugger
> all other tools have same things (validation, autocompletion etc).
> 
> Hope it was helpful.
> 
> Nir.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Weibust [mailto:erik@weibust.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:28 PM
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Ant with Eclipse question
> 
> 
> I have been using Ant to build my projects for a number of years but
> am
> fairly new to Eclipse.  I have a couple of questions about how to
> best
> use Ant while developing a project in Eclipse.
> 
> Should I be setting my output dir in my Eclipse project properties to
> the same thing I set as my destdir in my build.xml?  Or, does it make
> more sense to let Eclipse and it auto-compile output to put classes
> in
> one place and then have my build.xml javac task put output in a
> different place?
> 
> I'd love to find a good article with the subject being "the best way
> to
> use Ant in your Eclipse project".
> 
> Thanks,
> erik
> 
> Erik Weibust
> Java developer and blogger - http://erik.weibust.net
> co-leader J2EE SIG - Dallas, TX - http://j2eesig.org
> 
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Erik Weibust
Java developer and blogger - http://erik.weibust.net
co-leader J2EE SIG - Dallas, TX - http://j2eesig.org

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