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RE: Build automation tool for Windows?

From: Todd C. Gleason <tgleason_at_impac.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:34:48 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Parrish, Ken [mailto:KParrish_at_gomez.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:54 AM
> To: David Aldrich; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Build automation tool for Windows?
>
> David,
>
> I also use a combination of CruiseControl.NET, Nant, MSBuild and
> Subversion.
>
> Subversion is our repository. If it isn't in the repository, then it
> doesn't exist.
>
> I leave it to MSBuild to unscramble dependencies inside a .NET
solution
> file or other Microsoft project/solution/make files. No need to
reinvent
> the wheel for this stuff--very messy stuff. However, I do not create
any
> build, configuration management or deployment extensions in MSBuild--I
> find it very difficult and picky to use. Just as a command line tool
for
> execution of Microsoft project and solution files.

Is anyone using MSBuild with hundreds of projects within a single
solution? Or preferably can it "unscramble" dependencies across
hundreds of projects without a solution file, using a combination of
project and file assembly references, and perform a clean build in the
true dependency order?

(BTW, I am looking on the MSDN, but I think it would take quite a bit of
time to follow the concepts described there..)

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