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  • To: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>, Frans Englich <frans.englich@telia.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Even if you're not ... was If you're going to the W3C meeting in March
  • From: Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:12:09 -0600
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:57:23 -0500, Alan Gutierrez
<alan-xml-dev@engrm.com> wrote:

<snip>on topic XSLT in Ant discussion</snip>
>  ~ Recently, I offered to provide build scripts for an XML open
>    source project. When they heard that the process would be.
>        svn checkout http://foo.com/svn/foo
>        cd foo
>        ant -f mix.bootstrap.xml
>        ant
>    They rejected it for the third line. And Ant script /should/
>    just work from checkout.
>    But for any project of any real size, it doesn't.
>    Generally, the checkout includes an endoresed ant and a pair of
>    build.sh, build.bat files that set the system class path,
>    because Ant classpath directives, for many tasks are defeated by
>    the $ANT_HOME/lib directory.

Not sure I understand all your issues here, but isn't the common way
of handling Ant script customization via proprieties files that are
read in as the first step of the Ant script?  Our scripts have no
dependencies on environment variables but do define default
proprieties that can be overridden by user proprieties files.

Peter Hunsberger


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