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From pke...@mail.utexas.edu
Subject Re: web-based ant front end?
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:01:52 GMT
Thanks much.  I have Hudson up and running and it seems to do exactly
what I need it to do (and more!).

peter keane

On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 03:42:54PM +0100, Peter Reilly wrote:
>  I would use hudson, https://hudson.dev.java.net/
>  it is fairly easy to set up.
> 
>  Peter
> 
> 
>  On 7/24/07, pkeane@mail.utexas.edu <pkeane@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> > Can anyone recommend a web-based front end for Ant builds?  I manage a
> > large application with numerous batch jobs as part of the workflow. I
> > would like end users to be able to either schedule or initiate batch
> > jobs by way of a web interface.  Security is something of an issue, but
> > something like http basic auth would be fine, as tasks are generally
> > idempotent and unintentional initiation would be OK.
> >
> > I have looked at CruiseControl and LuntBuild (more than I need) and Ant
> > Pretty Build (IE only and thus less than I need).  My current plan is
> > to rewrite Ant Pretty Build (I esp. like the fact that it it simply an
> > xslt that leverages client-side javascript).
> >
> > My plan is to build a db-based message/queueing system for job
> > scheduling that exposes a rest service interface.  I'll use ajax
> > techniques to allow the client-side javascript to schedule jobs that a
> > cronjob will run on the server.  Thus jobs can run under cron's
> > permissions and I needn't allow apache privileges to run such tasks,
> > some/many of which do things like write to the filesystem.
> >
> > Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. I am keen on having the ant
> > build.xml docs loosely coupled from the messaging system such that they
> > will run just fine from command line ant and will be web-ified simply by
> > dropping them in a particular place on the filesystem with a link to the
> > xslt (a la Ant Pretty Build) and it'll all just work.
> >
> > Of course if such a thing or something similar exists, it'll save me
> > much coding....
> >
> > peter keane
> >
> > p.s the application is written in PHP and much of the batch scripting
> > has been written in Perl.  I am finding Ant's declaritive syntax and
> > encapsulated task more practical for managing the many (100+)
> > scripting/backend processing tasks.
> >
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