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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Handling multiple subproject in J2EE app
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:43:51 GMT
Dimitris Mouchritsas wrote:
> Hi all, I'm trying to figure out what's the best way to handle a J2EE
> project with different modules.
> I'm thinking to create a sub project structure a bit like Maven but have ant
> build files. I can handle
> each project separately easily. My problem is interconnecting the
> sub-projects. For example I would
> like, when compiling the war servlet classes to depend on the EJB jar being
> up to date. So I would like
> to use a master build file but have each sub-project understand its
> dependencies. Are there any best
> practices that you know of?

Ivy. Every sub project publishes their artifacts; the next things down 
the chain pulls them in.  Ivy can also generate an order for build files 
that takes the dependencies into account.

Steve Loughran        
Author: Ant in Action 

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