As long as a process run by ANT is running (say that five times fast ), ANT will not return. You can get ANT to launch several processes by using a combination of the parallel and sequential tasks. Quite useful for running tests in a distributed processing environment.
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He puts the "turd" in "saturday". Speaking of which, have you smelled this tiny ad?
a bit of art, as a gift, the permaculture playing cards