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Ant Date: 2008/02/25 14:15:54
Revision: 1.8


Ant is a Java™-based build tool. The Ant build file utils/build.xml can be used as an alternative to utils/xml2html.js for converting the XML in the module repository to HTML. The build file is also useful for automated backups and mirroring of the repository. To use this build file, you need to have the following software installed:

Note: There is some implementation dependent code used in build.xml so you must use SAXON rather than other TrAX-compliant XSLT processors, e.g. Xalan-Java (

Ant can be downloaded from the Apache web site (


Note: To avoid memory problems, set the environment variable