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Andrew Glover is the first to report on Gant's latest trick: a converter from Ant to Gant. With this little script you'll be able to replace those ugly angle brackets with nice and cool Groovy code in no time. So if you were holding back on trying out Gant because that would mean you have to rewrite your build scripts from scratch, take ant2gant for a spin and be Groovy, and if you do please be sure to send some feedback to the Gant dev team.

For those new to Gant, here is a teaser taken from the project's site

includeTargets << gant.targets.Clean
cleanPattern << [ '**/*~' , '**/*.bak' ]
cleanDirectory << 'build'

target ( stuff : 'A target to do some stuff.' ) {
println ( 'Stuff' )
depends ( clean )
echo ( message : 'A default message from Ant.' )
otherStuff ( )
}

target ( otherStuff : 'A target to do some other stuff' ) {
println ( 'OtherStuff' )
echo ( message : 'Another message from Ant.' )
clean ( )
}

setDefaultTarget ( stuff )

 

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