by Les Hughes (leslie.hughes@rubus.com)


This task creates a splash screen. The splash screen is displayed for the duration of the build and includes a handy progress bar as well. Use in conjunction with the sound task to provide interest whilst waiting for your builds to complete...


Attribute Description Required
imageurl A URL pointing to an image to display. No; defaults to antlogo.gif from the classpath
showduration Initial period to pause the build to show the splash in milliseconds. No; defaults to 5000
progressregexp Progress regular expression which is used to parse the output and dig out current progress. Exactly one group pattern must exists, and it represents the progress number (0-100) (i.e Progress: (.*)%)
since Apache Ant 1.8.0
No; defaults to progress increase with every action and logged output line
displaytext display text presented in the splash window
since Ant 1.8.0
No; defaults to Building ...

Deprecated properties

The following properties can be used to configure the proxy settings to retrieve an image from behind a firewall. However, the settings apply not just to this task, but to all following tasks. Therefore they are now deprecated in preference to the <setproxy> task, that makes it clear to readers of the build exactly what is going on.

Attribute Description Required
useproxy Use a proxy to access imgurl. No
proxy IP or hostname of the proxy server No
port Proxy port number No
user User to authenticate to the proxy as No
password Proxy password No


Splash images/ant_logo_large.gif from the classpath.


Splash the Jakarta logo, for an initial period of 5 seconds.

<splash imageurl="https://jakarta.apache.org/images/jakarta-logo.gif"

Splash with controlled progress and nondefault text

<target name="test_new_features">
    <echo>New features</echo>
    <splash progressRegExp="Progress: (.*)%" showduration="0" displayText="Test text"/>
    <sleep seconds="1"/>
    <echo>Progress: 10%</echo>
    <sleep seconds="1"/>
    <echo>Progress: 20%</echo>
    <sleep seconds="1"/>
    <echo>Progress: 50%</echo>
    <sleep seconds="1"/>
    <echo>Progress: 70%</echo>
    <sleep seconds="1"/>
    <echo>Progress: 100%</echo>
    <sleep seconds="3"/>