[Project_owners] Ant for XUL

Babak Esfandiari babak at sce.carleton.ca
Fri Nov 12 02:01:37 EST 2004


This reminds me: I use Ant to package my XPI. I think most extension 
developers can reuse my Ant file directly, you can check it out at:

http://adblocklearner.mozdev.org/build.html

which links to the build.xml:

http://adblocklearner.mozdev.org/build.xml

Comments welcome!

Cheers,

Babak.


Daniel Fournier wrote:

> Hi Mozdev fellows,
> 
> I'm considering to develop a new Mozdev project based on Ant, the Apache 
> Java building system, i.e. a kind of Unix Make tool. One of the main 
> purposes would be to offer a friendly XPI packaging tool to XUL 
> developers. This project would be named, well: Xant.
> 
> However, instead of using build files coded in XML as Ant and Phing for 
> PHP do, it will rather use RDF-XML, the XUL "native" language (probably 
> adding an XSLT converter to read original Ant/Phing build files). For 
> those who fear RDF, I plan to include the Mozquery engine I already 
> developped to ease RDF build file generation.
> 
> My questions to all project owners are:
> - Do you think such a project would be helpful?
> - Would you use it?
> - Would you contribute?
> - What suggestions do you have?
> 
> Useful links:
> # <http://ant.apache.org/>
> # <http://phing.info/wiki/index.php>
> # <http://mozquery.mozdev.org>
> 
> 
> Daniel Fournier
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