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Ant: The Definitive Guide by Jesse Tilly, Eric M. Burke

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Chapter 8. Optional Tasks

This chapter lists optional tasks available with Ant Versions 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4. The presentation follows the same format as is used in Chapter 7.

Task Summary

Table 8-1 summarizes all of Ant’s optional tasks.

Table 8-1. Optional task summary

Task name

Ant versions

Synopsis

antlr

1.3, 1.4

Runs the ANTLR parser and translator generator tool.

blgenclient

1.4

Creates a client JAR file from an existing ejb-jar file. The name is derived from “Borland Generated Client.”

cab

all

Creates Microsoft .cab archives.

cccheckin

1.3, 1.4

Performs a Rational ClearCase checkin command.

cccheckout

1.3, 1.4

Performs a ClearCase checkout command.

ccmcheckin

1.4

Performs a Continuus[a] ci command.

ccmcheckintask

1.4

Performs a Continuus ci default command.

ccmcheckout

1.4

Performs a Continuus co command.

ccmcreatetask

1.4

Performs a Continuus create_task command.

ccmreconfigure

1.4

Performs a Continuus reconfigure command.

ccuncheckout

1.3, 1.4

Performs a ClearCase uncheckout command.

ccupdate

1.3, 1.4

Performs a ClearCase update command.

csc

1.3, 1.4

Compiles C# source code.

ddcreator

all

Creates serialized EJB deployment descriptors from text files.

depend

1.3, 1.4

Determines which class files are out-of-date based on analysis of content, in addition to comparing class file timestamps to source file timestamps.

ejbc

all

Executes BEA WebLogic Server’s ejbc tool, generating code necessary to deploy EJB components in that environment. ...

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