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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject Re: Ant + SOAP = Rant
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 10:29:23 GMT
I think this is a brilliant idea, but would suggest you allow passing <properties> as
parameters of the call just like with <ant> or <antcall>.

Jose Alberto
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Nelson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:41 AM
Subject: Ant + SOAP = Rant

> After needing such a thing for awhile, I have started developing a 
> distributed version of Ant that uses SOAP to lauch Ant builds on remote 
> hosts.  I've worked with Apache SOAP a good bit, so that is what I am 
> using.  After an afternoon of work I have the following:
> *  A SOAP service which takes 2 arguments (buildFile, target)
> *  a taskdef which invokes this service over SOAP
> It seems like with just a bit more work I can produce something pretty 
> useful (at least to me).  I am guessing that this would be outside the 
> scope of Ant itself (but chime in if you think otherwise).  I have been 
> thinking of this as a new project, which I have dubbed "Rant" which is  
> short for remote ant.
> My questions are:  
> Is this useful to others?
> Does this duplicate an existing project?
> Would Apache be interested in hosting it?
> If not, could it be linked to from the Ant website?
> Regardless of the answers to these questions, I will post what I have 
> here as soon as I have enough to feel like its worth sharing.  Any 
> comments/suggestions are welcome.
> --Chris
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