[Biojava-l] New cross-platform build system for BioJava

Mr. A.R.N. Tivey ativey@hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu, 13 Apr 2000 02:00:01 +0100 (BST)


> We've seen several comments recently concerning the old BioJava 
> build system (a set of UNIX-only shell script files). Today 
> I wrote a simple replacement, which uses pure Java, and ought 
> to run out of the box on more-or-less any platform with the 
> JDK installed. It's still a bit rough around the edges, and 
> has so far only been tested under UNIX, but it should be a 
> workable alternative to the old scripts, and may eventually 
> replace them. 

I was wondering if you've looked at Ant, produced as part of the Apache
Jakarta project (http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/ ). It sounds like it was
developed for almost identical reasons. It's already being used as the
build tool for Sun's reference servlet/JSP engine.

If you have evaluated and rejected it, it would be useful to know why. I
was thinking of using it for a small project I've just started but may
reconsider :-)