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From Thorselius Göran <>
Subject RE: Ant and Eclipse - more clear
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2003 12:26:05 GMT
The benefit is that I now that the code get's compiled in the exact same way
regardless of the build was preformed from the propmpt (or bat-file) or from

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From: [] 
Sent: den 4 mars 2003 13:29
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Ant and Eclipse - more clear

I wander where the benefit of this solution would be? Why are you not just
using a .bat file to run ant in the same manner like you run it on the
command line. If you are using ant for your build I suppose, that all the
configuration for ANT is done in the build-file, right? (like CLASSPATH,
etc.) So the solution seems to be easy. If you would like to do some
continuuous integration you can even use tools like cruise control or


> I'm a total newbie in XML, ant and eclipse
> I guess I was a little unclear about what I would like to
> do, so I'll try and explain it again.
> I would like ant to compile Java code written in Eclipse every night 
> (scheduled job). In other words I don't want the build to be done from 
> within Eclipse. The build should be done by a call in for example a 
> .bat-file
> I've read an example that told me to write this in my build.xml 
> <property name="build.compiler" 
> value="org.eclipse.jdt.core.JDTCompilerAdapter"/>
> This doesn't seem to work:
> "Compiler Adapter 'org.eclipse.jdt.core.JDTCompilerAdapter' can't be 
> found."
> I'm not suprised though, since ant don't know about eclipse.
> Now I'm wondering: Is it really possbile for ant to use the built-in 
> JavaBuilder in eclipse to compile code OUTSIDE eclipse ?
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