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Anthill Build Manager

Anthill is a tool that ensures a controlled build process and promotes the sharing of knowledge within an organization. Anthill performs a checkout from the source repository of the latest version of a project before every build and tags the repository with a unique build number after every build. It supports many reposistory adapters including: CVS (Concurrent Versions System), Visual Source Safe, Perforce, PVCS, StarTeam, MKSIntegrity, and FileSystem. Anthill also automatically updates a project intranet site with artifacts from the latest build. Anthill is an extension to the Apache-Ant project and is compatible with version 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 of Ant.

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  •  17 Mar 2004 16:07

    Release Notes: Support for Subversion was added with the com.urbancode.anthill.adapter.SubversionRepositoryAdapter. The Java version is displayed in home page. Sorting of directories was improved in project intranet. A new version adapter that doesn't increment the file in the repository was added. Project Templates and the ability to copy projects were added. The ability to recreate past builds based on tag/label were added. Many bugfixes were made.

    •  19 Mar 2003 05:25

      Release Notes: This version makes sure that the work directory is clean at the start of the build rather than at the end, features better error handling when anthill home directory is invalid, makes it possible to edit the home directory via the Anthill properties UI, gets the revision log for forced builds, moves schedule configuration files and the anthill registry to <anthill> /projects, which makes upgrades easier, optionally executes the publish script even if the build script fails, tags successful builds only by default rather than all builds, and includes many bugfixes.

      •  30 Jan 2003 19:22

        Release Notes: The functionality changes in this build are pretty minor. There is a fix to the stylesheet problem on JBoss with Jetty, Ant 1.4 has been dropped from the distribution, junit.jar and jdepend.jar have been added to the distribution, and Anthill-Example, a preconfigured project, has been added to the distribution.

        •  03 Jan 2003 15:41

          Release Notes: This release adds a fix to the Date format in the VSS adapter, sending of email messages for failed builds only, better handling of exceptions in servlets and JSPs, and many more bugfixes. Many Perforce updates have been added. Perforce RepositoryAdapter can now optionally specify a view to be used for a project; this allows the Perforce RA to be used in scenarios in which one client configuration is used for multiple projects and in scenarios in which each project has its own client configuration.

          •  19 Nov 2002 18:28

            Release Notes: A build status indicator has been added to the main page. Now you can see whether the last build of any project succeeded or failed right on the main Anthill page. Tagging the source repository can be configured to happen always, only on successful builds, or never. The build email messages can now be customized based on a template. JVM properties can be configured for when Anthill invokes Ant. For example, the initial and max heap sizes can be set. Ant 1.5.1 is now included in the distribution of Anthill. There are also many bugfixes.

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