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What is it?

TiniAnt (pronounced "teeny ant" or "tiny ant") is an extension to Ant that simplifies building applications for the TINI, in a cross-platform manner.

The current version is 1.2.0. You can download it by clicking on the links at the left.


It's simple:

  • Ant is a portable project management tool for Java projects, replacing system-specific build scripts and makefiles. You write a build description in XML, and Ant does the rest, generally speeding things up since it rarely needs to invoke additional instances of the Java Virtual Machine.
  • TINI is a Java Virtual Machine with Ethernet, serial, 1-wire, I2C, and CAN interfaces all on a single SIMM board. You can web-enable virtually any piece of hardware with it as well as provide computer control. It's the world's smallest web server. Building a Java application for the TINI involves compiling on your host system, running some special programs, and transferring the resulting file by FTP. With TiniAnt, Unix users don't have to worry about batch files and Windows users don't have to worry about shell scripts to do that.

TiniAnt works with both regular and one-wire applications on the TINI.


5-Mar-2002: TiniAnt 1.2.0 fixes a bug in handling dependency files on Windows specified with absolute path names. You must now use a comma (and only a comma) in the dependencyfiles attribute now!

6-Feb-2002: TiniAnt 1.1.4 is out, supporting the new database generation feature of TINI SDK 1.1.

5-Feb-2002: TiniAnt 1.1.3 is out and supports the new TINI kit's reflection features. Download early and download often!

22-Oct-2001: TiniAnt 1.1.2 is now ready for downloading! This release trims spaces off of dependency group names in order to prevent rather hard-to-detect problems.

17-Sep-2001: The Jakarta project recently released Ant version 1.4 and TiniAnt 1.1.1 works just fine with it. Enjoy.

11-Jul-2001: Version 1.1.1 is ready for downloading. This version adds a new way to specify files and directories to convert.

10-Jul-2001: The TiniAnt project is now hosted on SourceForge.

26-Jan-2001: Version 1.1.0 is ready and works with TINI 1.02p1 or later.

12-Jan-2001: Version 1.0.3 is now available.

20-Dec-2000: Version 1.0.2 is out.

18-Dec-2000: The first public release of TiniAnt is avalable for downloading.