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From Shay Thompson <>
Subject Re: ant and eclipse?
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2006 18:53:24 GMT

The first thing I'd look at is what JVM is Eclipse using to compile the 
code vs. what JVM is used when on the command-line.


Mark Modrall wrote:
> Hi...
>             We do all of our development in eclipse and use ant 1.6.5
> for our nightly builds on another machine.  But someone just tried to
> invoke ant to run our junit tests on his dev machine.  He went into the
> eclipse project directory and executed the ant build.xml file there, but
> the javac task on the junit tests failed with a strange compile error
> against one of the base classes to be tested (a "bad class file" error
> on the use of generics).
>             Finally narrowed it down to the fact that the .class files
> produced by eclipse aren't compatible with the class files produced by
> <javac>.  If I recompile the base classes from the command line using
> javac, then the junit test compiles.  The problem is that it's hard to
> map what options eclipse is using to javac commandline parameters, so I
> can't tell what is causing the incompatibility.
>             Eclipse has a Run As... option for ant projects but when I
> try to run it from inside eclipse, it says it doesn't know about
> <junit>.
>             First, anyone know how to tell what the two compilers don't
> like about each other?  And second, how does one get eclipse to run ant
> builds?
> Thanks
> -Mark
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Shay Thompson - Lead Computer Scientist
Adobe Systems, Inc. - Titan Core QE 
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