Re: longwell build system

From: Erik Hatcher <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 13:25:40 -0400

On Jul 8, 2005, at 12:49 PM, Ryan Lee wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> Looks like Stefano and I took to replying to you at the same time.
> To give you some more pointers in addition to his help (and since I
> already wrote this :) ...
>> Is there any more explicit specification available for
>> constructing the build.xml file (apart from the example datasets
>> provided with longwell)? Supposing you want to do something more
>> complex than just copy the RDF file into the webapp, say, run an
>> XSLT stylesheet on an XML file, or execute a shell script perhaps?
> You may want to familiarize yourself with Ant [1], the build system
> that's shipped alongside Longwell v1.0 (as opposed to, say, Make).
> If you download the Harvard VIA dataset (run ./ webapp -
> Dbundle=art-public), you'll see inside the build.xml file there a
> 'data' target which does XSLT transformation.
> I believe there's a generic shell type of task for Ant as well
> (<exec>), though some tasks built in to Ant may cover the actions
> you're looking to do. See the Ant manual [2].
> 1.
> 2.

And just in case anyone feels overwhelmed by anything Ant related, I*
am here on this list and would be happy to help with any Ant-related
issues that come up.


* Ant committer and co-author of "Java Development with Ant"
Received on Fri Jul 08 2005 - 17:23:00 EDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Thu Aug 09 2012 - 16:39:18 EDT