Explains the steps involved in getting the Ant task up and running.
5.1.1. System requirements
The Plug-in requires Ant 1.3 or higher. It has been tested with 1.3 and 1.5 versions of Ant.
Please feel free to notify of other success stories.
See Section 1.1, “System requirements” for the basic requirements to
To obtain more information about this wonderful build tool, visit the official
Ant home page at the Apache Jakarta site:
The Plug-in comes either as a single .zip or compressed
.tar archive. Unzipping either one of these files into a directory
of your choice (referred to as <INST_DIR>)
will produce three subdirectories /bin, /docs
bin/ contains wrapper scripts for different platforms
docs/ contains the documentation
lib/ contains all necessary libraries
Before you can use the Jalopy Ant task in your build scripts, you have to add
it to your system. Maybe the simplest way is to utilize the
<taskdef> element in your build script as follows:
<include name="*.jar" />
If you rather want to add the provided libraries to your classpath (either by
copying the libraries into the /lib folder of your Ant
installation or setting up the classpath as usual), please be aware that the
provided parser (aelfred-xxx.jar)
is incompatible with Ant 1.4.1 or prior releases. If you happen to use one of
these outdated versions, the parser library must not be copied into the
/lib folder (or added to the classpath) otherwise Ant will fail to work!