The Styler Ant Task makes useful combinations of XSLT and other transformations easy to specify in an Ant build file. Styler can handle multiple transformations, in parallel or pipelined, split or merge files, process non-XML files such as HTML (based on JTidy), apply non-XSLT transformation, such as "regular fragmentations" and use any custom XMLReader or XMLFilter class to handle new file formats and transformation techniques.
tgen generates a Web site from a collection of input files of a variety of types, using a set of registered HTML autogenerators. This allows, for example, the generation a Web site consisting of plain text pages, EtText formatted files, man or POD documentation, and/or custom formats, with a consistent and attractive look-and-feel. It is a driver program; the actual conversion work is done by a set of plugin filters or "autoformatters" (named *2hts[.*]).
snip is an Ant task designed to help with the single-sourcing of program documentation. This task extracts snippets of text from files, placing them into properties in the Ant project. These properties can then be used by any other Ant task, and are particularly useful when referenced by <filter>s within the <copy> task. It was originally written to keep snippets of sample code in API documentation synchronized with the actual sample classes by automatically extracting code from the samples when the project is built.
Rundoc is an Ant task designed to help with the single- sourcing of program documentation. This task replaces special commands embedded within text files with their output in a specified format. Currently, only Docbook format is supported. It was written to keep sample code output in program documentation synchronized with the actual output of the current code, by running the referenced code when the documentation is built.
AntFlow builds upon Apache Ant to provide a new approach to simplifying system automation that uses pipelines of hot folders chained together to perform a given task. Using XML, it associates an automated task such as data transfer, encryption, or XML processing with a directory on the local system. Whenever a file is copied or written into the hot folder, the associated task is executed and the file is moved to the next hot folder in the pipeline for further processing.
Minimac is a minimalist, general purpose text macro processor. Its simplicity should make it particularly well suited as a front end preprocessor for little language compilers. It is meant to be simpler to use than m4. It uses an explicit argument stack, and user functions are defined by concatenation (similar to the Forth language). Macro expansion is delayed to the last possible moment. The software is currently in alpha release.