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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Does this work with Ant?
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:33:39 GMT
Mark Modrall wrote:
> Just did something similar to this using antcall and recursion.  One
> routine to check/wait for a windows service to reach a desired state and
> another to check/wait for files in a directory to reach a certain state.
> The routines being called invoke the <sleep> and the conditions for
> early exit, the caller specifies how many times (max) to call.
> It's a little convoluted but can be done without extending ant.
> Thanks
> -Mark
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Hatton [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:14 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Does this work with Ant?
> It sounds like a combination of <waitfor> and <fail> might meet your
> basic requirements, though you may have to provide your own condition
> implementation depending on what "the task" is.

I have a <failingwaitfor> custom task for this

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