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From Phil Surette <>
Subject Re: Ant + SOAP = Rant
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 08:17:17 GMT
This would be useful to me. 

Should this be part of the cactus project? Someone
mentioned this project yesterday, I haven't had time to check
it out.

Chris Nelson wrote:
> 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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