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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject RE: Death of a mutant ...
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 11:30:05 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Hatcher []

> I'm mostly on the fence still.  Although I do believe 
> strongly that API
> breaks need to be made for us to keep our sanity and not have 
> to worry so
> strongly about backwards compatibility but rather forward thinking and
> progress.  I have no need for anything but Java2, so I'd love 
> to see us use
> the Collections API more rather than Vector, etc.  So big 
> changes need to be
> made to get to a better place.  Ant1.x build files can always 
> be supported
> at the worst case by launching a 1.x version of Ant, so no 
> matter how much
> the API and architecture changes we can support older build files.

I agree.

I'm tired of JDK 1.1 compatibility and the load of code it introduces for

There might be also a good deal of code to grab from commons but
unfortunately there is no release for packages that might be of interest,
such as 'io', 'codec', 'lang', 'net', 'email'... none of them have graduated
and is out of the sandbox and I would like to avoid dealing with
'development' version.


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