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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: ant tasks to do cvs add and cvs commit?
Date Wed, 14 Apr 2004 02:33:05 GMT
Dave Brondsema wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > We obviously need control over the add/commit, e.g. the bin/text
> > thing. I read that someone was horrified that Ant was turning
> > into a scripting tool. Is there a way that Ant calls a shell
> > script - i would be much happier with that.
> Yes I agree Ant isn't designed to be a scripting language so when we try 
> to do such things it gets ugly.  somebody needs to create a simple, 
> cross-platform shell scripting language..


> We could call a shell script from Ant, however that would not work in 
> Windows.  It would be nice to support Windows, but realistically there 
> are probably very few people who will use forrestbot to deploy their 
> website from windows to a cvs repository.

Could we have separate scripts from UNIX and Windows?

> As soon as I have time I will make a few attempts at doing this all in 
> Ant  But if it becomes impossible or very ugly, I guess we can just go 
> with a shell script.



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