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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Type in Documentation..
Date Fri, 17 Dec 1999 15:59:03 GMT
Donald Ball wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, Jeff Sonstein wrote:
> > > Doesn't work so swift for Win32 and Mac folks. Ant is being positioned as
> > > the cross-platform successor to make, at least for Java programs.
> >
> > could someone point me towards a URL about Ant?
> Uh, you mean, documentation? Ha. We're way too cool for documentation
> here.
> Seriously, ant is part of the jakarta project (,
> specifically in the jakarta-tools repository, though I believe it's going
> to be spun off into its own project. Documentation at this
> point I think consists of the build.xml files for jakarta, xerces, and
> cocoon, and the source code for ant itself. I'm not an ant expert though,
> so I don't know for sure.

Donald is right, Ant is too bleeding edge for now, but yes, we'll do a
special Ant project someday, hopefully soon. For now it's the most used
tool around here and you find it in the jakarta-tools CVS repository at that's mostly it for now.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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