Use the asant command to automate repetitive development and deployment tasks. asant is a shell script that invokes the underlying Ant infrastructure after initializing the environment to pickup the application server installed targets.
To use Ant as part of the Sun ONE Application Server, verify that your PATH includes the provided asant (Solaris) ant.bat(Windows) script.
The bundled sample applications use asant extensively; however, asant can be used in any development or operational environments.
The build targets are represented in the build.xml files that accompany the sample applications.
To use the Ant tool to compile and reassemble the sample applications, verify that the $AS_INSTALL/bin directory is on your environment's path. On UNIX, add the $AS_INSTALL/bin directory to your PATH environment variable. On Windows, after installing the
Sun ONE Application Server, set the system path by adding $AS_INSTALL\bin to the user PATH. You can access the PATH system variable from: Start menu, Settings, Control Panel, System, Advanced, Environment Variables, User Variables for Administrator, PATH.
The target_list is one or more space separated tasks as described below.