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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [math] maven magic and build.xml -- how to get ant build working again
Date Sun, 01 Jun 2003 16:52:38 GMT
Yes, big +1, Right now the dependencies in the cvs'd project.xml are not 
fleshed out for beanutils and junit, I suspect junit also needs to also 
be there for the "test" target to work properly in Ant even thought its 
available in mavens lib dir, people using Ant are not using maven and 
the generated build.xml needs to get junit.


Phil Steitz wrote:
> Our ant build (and hence nightly) is currently broken, since we have 
> added dependencies on commons-beanutils, bringing along collections and 
> logging.  I personally have moved to maven entirely, but I thought we 
> had agreed early on that we would maintain the ability to build from 
> ant.  Also, Craig pointed out that if we want nightly builds, we need to 
> have a working build.xml.
> I see two ways to handle this:
> 1. Run maven ant:generate-build and replace build.xml with the result.
> This will add a get-deps target telling ant to grab the jars from 
> -- e.g.,
> <get dest="${libdir}/commons-beanutils-1.5.jar" usetimestamp="true" 
> ignoreerrors="true" 
> src="">

> </get>
> This works for me from the command line; but something tells me the 
> nightly build might not like it and I have no idea whether or not the 
> whole script has some hidden dependencies on maven.
> 2. Modify build.xml and to include 
> commons-lib.home, commons-beanutils.jar, commons-logging.jar and 
> commons-collections.jar properties and expect the user (or bot) to fill 
> these in, grab the jars and put them in the specified directories.
> The advantage of 1. is that it guarantees that builds from maven and ant 
> use the same jars.  The advantage of 2 is that build.xml is simpler and 
> more standard.
> What are other maven-based projects doing to handle this?
> Phil
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