ANT sucks - better options?

90% of the time, I do the same basic thing. ANT is a pain when you're doing the same thing on many projects, and I really don't want to maintain ANT script.

Is there an easy way to create a jar for a java module AND have it & all dependent library jars put into a dist directory? I have about 30-50 jars I need from various libs... trying to find a lazy way to do it.

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Did you tried a preprocessor like FMPP to generate the ANT file for you?
Maybe this would reduce the effort significantly.

Tom

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why don't you have a look at:

http://maven.apache.org/

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