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Using the build toolkit from non-Ant builds

Jeff Care (1.0k3833) | asked Apr 25 '13, 12:14 p.m.
edited Apr 25 '13, 4:42 p.m. by Spencer Murata (2.3k115971)
I would like to communicate status, publish results, etc. from my command-line based build. The only interface I'm aware of that I can use at build time to communicate with the repo. is the Ant-based build toolkit. This necessitates installing Ant even though I wouldn't otherwise need or use it. It's also very hacky for things like <startBuildActivity> where you need to capture the output of the task for later use.

Is there some other way to do the same things that the build toolkit does but in a way that doesn't require Ant? If not I would like to request that something along these lines be added: either standalone programs (preferred) or extensions to the SCM command line.

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Scott Cowan (966310) | answered Apr 25 '13, 3:08 p.m.
Hi Jeff,

Here is an enhancement that you can follow ... Provide command line tools for the build toolkit (21161)

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Jeff Care commented Apr 25 '13, 3:43 p.m.

Not what I was hoping for but about what I expected. Thanks Scott.

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