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From "Row M, Vishal" <>
Subject RE: Advice on making a new task class
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2006 06:20:32 GMT

 I am not sure about the question , but from what I have understood is
you want to run one task if the previous build fails. There are many
ways to accomplish this but one of the way is to add Build Listener to
your ant file which can do things based on whether you build failed or


-----Original Message-----
From: Russell, Archie [] 
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 5:00 AM
To: 'Ant Users List'
Subject: Advice on making a new task class


I'm new to Ant and would like to make a new task class.   The examples
online found are good pretty basic, they show an "execute()" method that
seems to be run under all circumstances.   I'd like to make tasks that
only rerun if they've failed in the most recent attempt (similar to the
a compilation of a file reruns if there is no .class file found).   I
currently have several long running perl programs that are prone to
failure and ant seems like a good way to pick up the pieces after
something breaks.

What is the typical route for accomplishing this with a new task class?
we build a check into the execute() method that looks around for
remnants of the previous task completing succesfully?

Thanks for any advice

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