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From Chris Nelson <>
Subject Re: Ant + SOAP = Rant
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 14:56:39 GMT
Cactus is a very useful project indeed -- it allows you to run Junit 
test cases inside an appserver.  Its kind of a client-server Junit.  I 
don't really think there is much overlap with this tho.

Phil Surette wrote:

>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.
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