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From Ric Searle <>
Subject Re: Starting a Java application in the background.
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2002 10:41:01 GMT
Thanks.  It seems like a nice feature that ant could do with.

I like the idea of saying to our support department, "Get version x.x 
from CVS, and then just type 'ant' to build and run it.".

Here's a thought:  Killing any of the ant processes (on Linux at least) 
kills all of the ant processes, but leaves the Java task that ant 
started running. This is the effect I want, so is there a way of getting 
ant to kill itself at the end of the build?


Ric Searle

On Friday, June 28, 2002, at 05:27  pm, Steve Loughran wrote:

>> That's by design - usually java processes are part of the build, and 
>> the
> build won't continue until the process has terminated. Ant will 
> redirect the
> process's output/error streams to the build log, too.
>> It shouldn't be *too* hard to write some kind of "background" flag in 
>> the
> Java task, but I suspect you'd need to find >someone who truly 
> understands
> that code first.
> There are some patche in bugzilla.
> It is hard to write, at least in a cross-platform way
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