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From Ryan Wexler <r...@iridiumsuite.com>
Subject Re: InstallAnywhere plugin -- or just use their Ant task?
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:22:41 GMT
Interesting.
What was the advantage you found to a custom plugin versus just executing
through Antrun?

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Dan Tran <dantran@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have experience on both IA ant and build executable. Ended up to
> write a maven plugin ( ia-maven-plugin) and just invoke the
> build/build.exe command line
>
> -D
>
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Ed Hillmann <ed.hillmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 3:24 AM, Wayne Fay <waynefay@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> A friend is using Ant + InstallAnywhere and I told him that I would
> >> look into options for integrating it with his Maven builds. I am
> >> familiar with izPack and other options but his company has an
> >> investment in IA and going to another tool is not desired.
> >>
> >> It looks like there is an Ant task provided by IA and right now I'm
> >> planning to leverage that, but I'd also like to hear from anyone else
> >> who is using IA with Maven to hear your thoughts and comments.
> >>
> >>
> > Hi Wayne.  I've just started porting an existing ant script to Maven that
> > was used to perform an IA build.  The existing Ant script moved a bunch
> of
> > files around to be in a certain directory for the IA project, and then
> > kicked off the IA build.
> >
> > I moved the file-moving logic into Maven using the Assembly plugin, and
> > then kicked off the IA build using the antrun plugin.  This works pretty
> > well, as all the antrun plugin needs to do is run the IA build.  Maven
> does
> > the remaining logic which was in the old Ant script.
> >
> > I did the same thing when I started, though.  I looked for an IA plugin
> for
> > Maven, and probably would have used it first had one been available (I
> > couldn't find one).  However, using antrun has been doing the job just
> fine.
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> > Ed
>
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