While you can build your plug-ins manually, this can introduce errors and subtle differences between builds. Creating a one-click, repeatable build process is essential for delivering (and redelivering) a commercial Eclipse plug-in. This chapter introduced Ant and then went into detail about how to create an Ant-based build process. It then went on to discuss some of the issues you will face in building and delivering a plug-in for more than one version of Eclipse.
Ant Web site (ant.apache.org/).
Eclipse Ant FAQ (eclipsewiki.editme.com/ANTFaq).
Loughran, Steve, "Ant in Anger: Using Apache Ant in a Production Development System," November 9, 2002 (ant.apache.org/ant_in_anger.html).
QualityEclipse Web site (www.qualityeclipse.com/ant).
McAffer, Jeff, and Jean-Michel Lemieux, Eclipse Rich Client Platform: Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java Applications, Addison-Wesley, Boston, 2005.