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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: Directions for Win32 binary httpd
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:45:41 GMT
Francis ANDRE wrote:
> IMHO, ant should not be used to generate the configure and makefile
> scripts;
> Instead the building process must avoid all these specific Unix tools
> like autoconf/configure. As a example of a great usage of ant for
> building a
> product, have a look to the directory in the Apache axis project :
> ws-axis/c/build.
> It is the build directory for the Apache Axis C version  targeting the
> major platforms as Linux, OS/400 HP-UX, OS/390 and so on.
> I am using a similar approach for a tool targeting WXP, Linux, OS/390
> and it
> works as expected: only one build infrastructure for all platforms.

Sounds great. Send Patches.

I personally also like SCons[1], which is in Python, and has a similar
goal to Ant.



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