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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EasyAnt: Ant based pre packaged build system for java projects
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:48:35 GMT
On Jan 10, 2008 10:20 PM, Bruce Atherton <> wrote:

> Gilles Scokart wrote:
> > Finally, I stopped my reflections, thinking that it is certainly
> something that already exists in the wild.  Does it?
> If I remember correctly (it was a long time ago) it used to. There used
> to be a project called Centipede that built Ant scripts into something
> called "cents", which were attempts to capture best practices for
> various parts of builds. It eventually died, I think when Maven started
> taking off. It seemed to suffer from being part of a grander vision,
> called Krysalis, that dragged all resources away in different
> directions. That is my take as an outsider, anyway. I was never part of
> the project.
> You can still see the remnants of it on Sourceforge[1] and a home page[2].

Thanks for sharing this. I remember I had a look at this a long time ago,
probably before starting Ivy. From what we can see on the site, the goal was
very similar, but it's difficult to see how far it went. It seems at least
that it was done before ant 1.6, so before the import feature which is a key
foundation of modular builds with Ant IMO. Hence I'm not sure if  anything
could be reused from this effort, except maybe some ideas, and feedback if
we could get some members of the project on this discussion.


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Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant

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