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From: Christopher Cain <ccain(at)mhsoftware(dot)com>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Ant Packaging - Was: building pgsql-interfaces...
Date: 2000-10-17 16:33:08
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For what it's worth, I am very much in favor of migrating to Ant. Having worked
with it in other packages, I have found it to be an order of magnitude better
than Make for Java software. As mentioned, it is cleaner and much easier to
work with than makefiles. Of course, I can say all of this because unlike like
Peter, I have no idea what any of the complications are :-)

I would like to get some feedback on the idea, however, as I really do think
that Ant is a superior solution for Java projects. If there is any interest, I
would certainly be willing to help Mark out in getting an Ant distro of the
drivers up and running.

Peter Mount wrote:

> I'll look into Ant, but I can see some possible problems, especially as we
> have 3 versions of driver now (JDBC1.1, JDBC2 and JDBC2enterprise), and I'm
> checking the JDBC2.1 specification at the moment.

Mark Dzmura wrote:

> (( I offer as a suggestion that Peter/et al move to using the Java Apache
> project's
> "Ant" package for doing Java-only builds... It is so much faster and cleaner
> to build under Ant (everything is compiled under a single JVM) and
> maintanence
> of the build.xml file is so much cleaner than hopeless makefiles...
> If there is interest, I will take a stab at creating a build.xml for the
> JDBC driver...))

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