Jeffrey Palermo wrote the below and then challenged the community to use what works and evangelize:
… My team did not dabble with converting from NAnt to MSBuild or from NUnit to MSTest. Here is my thought process:
I could have written that myself - those are my exact experiences and beliefs. I doubt that I have to tell you that I cannot agree more with Mr. Palermo’s commentary. While at Tellus, Joe and I developed a nice Continuous Integration process consisting of CC.NET, NAnt, NUnit, NCover and FXCop. We used some additional tools like NCover, Simian, etc, but those five were the major players. I saw no reason for switching from NAnt to MSBuild. NAnt worked and continues to work fine and I imagine it will continue to do so for years to come.
I am very happy with the combination of those tools. They complement each other well, they work well together, they are all open source (except for FXCop, of course) and the whole is much more than the sum of its parts. Until I have a very compelling reason to replace the entire system or pieces of it with something else then I’m sticking with it.
I’m a practical person; I do what works. A CI system consisting of CC.NET, NAnt, and NUnit just works. Joe and I have presented 3 user group/code camp sessions on that system. We evangelized!