Generate a Graph of Your Ant File Targets with Vizant

Generate a Graph of Your Ant File Targets with Vizant

When you’re dealing with huge Ant files, it can be difficult to follow targets and their dependencies.Luckily, there’s a tool called Vizant that can generate a graph of your Ant file targets. You simply specify the name of your Ant file, and voila?Vizant generates the graph for you.

Here is an example of a Vizant file:


Assume your Ant build file is build.xml in the same path as this file. The above file defines a task called vizant, that is loaded from the specified class in the vizant.jar file. This file is run by executing the target main which generates the graph in build.jpg.


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