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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: project dependency
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2003 15:10:03 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Veentjer []
> >Maybe because what you want to do isn't that common at all.  Or maybe
> >because it is that complex to do right.
> >
> >I'm not sure I've understood what you are trying to do in detail, but
> >I think that Ant - in particular Ant 1.6 - should be able to help you
> >out.
> >
> I have a lot of small project eg ncollections (null rejecting
> collections) and leakfree changesupport. The leakfree changesupport
> depends on the ncollections. I want to automate the distribution of the
> required libraries (ncollections). If the required library is up to
> date, it can be copied, if it is not, the project has to be compiled en
> jarred first.
> I have a lot of small projects and I like them to be small. They can be
> managed easy, tested easy and the distribution is small. That is why I`m
> looking for a ANT addon to achieve this.

And the answer is either to roll you own in Ant, or take out the big guns
and use Maven ;-) There's no shrink-wrapped solution for what you want
(beside Maven ;-).

I've been known to recommend stuff that I don't even use myself (namely
Maven). It's what I should be doing ;-) --DD

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