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Subject:   have you consider jakarta's maven build tool?
Date:   2003-12-18 11:04:26
From:   anonymous2
My comment while not particularly relevant to the article, offers an alternative to using ANT and customizing its tasks for a given project. jakarta's MAVEN
builds ears, wars, jars, documented websites, cactus /junit tests, xdoclet driven files, etc. without the developer having to be bothered w/ programming build processes in addition to an application.

I highly encourage all java developers to consider switching to Maven for your build needs. It also supports ant tasks if find Maven doesnt offer desired tasks. You wont be disappointed.

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  • have you consider jakarta's maven build tool?
    2003-12-18 13:00:43  anonymous2 [View]

    Here, here!!

    After spending years building custom ant scripts for dependency management, etc, I was thrilled to find Maven. It's got some rough edges, but out of the box it does a ton more than ant ever did and is much more extensible (easily at least).

    You can even change the value of a property once you've defined it! :)