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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: webpshere application server 6 , ant and versions of ant
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:59:44 GMT
Jeffrey E Care wrote:
>>-i understand that WAS comes with its own ant version: is it jus a 
>>matter of libraries and jars injection in the standard version of 
>>ant?Can i continue using the standart ant while importing the 
>>specific WAS jars?
> IIRC yes, but good luck finding all the classes that you need to make the 
> WAS-specific tasks work :-)
>>-on which ant version is the WAS v 6 built?
> Do you mean the version that we used to build WAS 6.0 or the version that 
> ships with WAS 6.0? If you meant the former we used a custom build 1.5.4 
> with some selected patches from the 1.6 branch, plus our own custom 
> extensions. If you meant the later, if you run "ws_ant -version" it should 
> tell you, but IIRC it's 1.5.4.
>>-Has anyone experienced this and can provide links , docs , advise?

there doesnt appear to be any relevant docs there. Are teh tasks not 
exported as a library for taskdef.

On a more positive note, I am pleased to see that websphere, unlike 
weblogic renames their version of ant.bat :)

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