Posts about NAnt

Writing Modular NAnt Build Scripts

November 18th 2013 NAnt

I've been quite happy with NAnt as the tool for writing build scripts. Though, once these scripts reach a certain size, they become harder and harder to maintain. The main reason for that is a lack of modularity.

NAnt 0.92 Issues Building .NET 2.0 Projects on x64 Windows

August 12th 2013 NAnt .NET Framework

It's more than a year since NAnt 0.92 has been released, but if you take a look at the project issues page, many of them still report problems related to finding different versions of SDKs.

Compiling Visual C++ 2010 Projects on a Build Server

Last week I was configuring the build server to compile its first Visual C++ 2010 project. I took the approach of using MsBuild on the project file (.vcxproj) as I am already doing it with the .NET projects. This worked just fine on my development machine with Visual Studio 2010 installed. It soon turned out not to be as easy as I expected it to be.

Creating NuGet Packages and Setting Up an Internal Feed

January 14th 2012 NAnt NuGet Visual Studio

NuGet is a valuable tool for managing references to external libraries in your projects. If you're not using it yet, you owe it to yourself to try it out and see what you're missing. Though, that's not what this post is about. Not only are NuGet packages a great way to distribute publicly available libraries, they can be used just as well for custom internal libraries with their own release management which are used in multiple projects.