Embedding Release Info In Your Applications

Many might think the JReleaseInfo project is overkill but I’ve worked on several projects where we wanted something exactly like this. It provides an easy way to embed some variables into a class that is automatically built using Ant. It can also handle automatic updating of a build number. I’ve already put the class generation into HotSheet and very shortly I’ll have the dialog displaying the info rather than some hard-coded nonsense that I have to remember to update.