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From James Abley <>
Subject Re: Does this work with Ant?
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:36:14 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:
> 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

I'm very happy for you!

Any plans to share it - is it part of Smartfrog, or the upcoming book, etc?


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