I have been using Ant with Eclipse and Netbeans. The same directory structure(with directories as src, build, config etc.) and same build file . The o/p directory specified is build. After compiling the code in Eclipse, I have observed that Eclipse creates a NEW directory structure matching the directory structure of the directory in which build.xml resides under the target directory. There is a high possibility that I am doing something wrong here, but when I delete the directory structure created, and compile the same code using same build.xml in NetBeans it works as expected. Has anybody come across this ? What am I missing ?
Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Anybody, any views ?
Joined: Jan 07, 1999
I'm guessing that the directory you are seeing is being created when Eclipse compiles the code directly, not using Ant. You should be able to check this out by:
open your project (if it's not already open), and select it in the "package explorer".
delete the offending directories from outside Eclipse
click project :: rebuild project
If this is the problem, your troublesome directories should reappear. One way to stop this bothering you is to tell Eclipse to put its class files somewhere else:
click project :: properties
select "java build path"
put an out-of-the-way directory name in the box at the bottom (say /tmp/eclipse/projectname )
Now you should be able to rebuild whenever you like, without Eclipse messing with your build area. Has this helped?