I recently got pointed to that link: http://java.dzone.com/news/ant-18-scanning-leaves-171
I read the news with some pleasure reminding me that I still like Ant based builds very much over Maven in many cases.
Of course there are a lot of well maintained projects on the web that work very well with Maven. You never know how many enthusiasts-hours have been spent to make that happen. However, in...
on Feb 17, 2010
Guessing what an Ant project does
Typical Ant projects are designed to deliver a single jar as a result.
E.g. look at the projects produced by NetBeans4 or the NetBeans project itself. One module - one build.xml - one jar. Additionally, when depending on such a project, it is normally necessary to know how the jar is named and where it is stored to. Thus, depending on an Ant project is using...
on Nov 22, 2004