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From "Rebhan, Gilbert" <>
Subject RE: target progress bar
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:56:11 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Loughran [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:21 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: target progress bar


At its most rigorous, predicting how long something will take to 
complete requires a solution to the halting problem: a way to predict 
when/whether something will terminate.

However, remembering how long something took last time is a good metric,

and is generally what things like grid workload schedulers do. If you 
submit a job "to the grid", it remembers how long this took last time 
and uses that as a metric of what is likely to be needed.

For ant you could have some profile listener that knows how long 
specific targets/tasks took, and the next run, moves the progress


OK, that might be possible, f.e. with a tool like 

a BuildMetricListener.

Regards, Gilbert

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