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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: ant 1.6.1
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:56:08 GMT
Steve Cohen wrote:
> Another issue to consider.  I don't know if it's strictly a 1.6.1 issue or 
> further down the line but the ant developers should consider it.
> I have been working with the jakarta-commons/net project to create a more 
> capable system, able to detect what system its FTPClient class is connecting 
> with.   You may remember several complaints over the last couple of months 
> about our <ftp> task not working on non-unix ftp servers.  The improvements 
> in commons/net will allow the correct server to be auto-detected in the most 
> common cases, and in those odd cases where this is not possible, it will be 
> possible to indicate explicitly which parser is to be used (i.e. in ant, a 
> new parameter to the task).
> Thus it will be possible to rewrite our <ftp> task to solve these long 
> standing problems.
> This version of commons-net (1.2.0) has not yet been released but can probably 
> be released in less than a week.
> It seems from this thread that these changes will come too late for ant 1.6.1.  
> Please correct me if that's wrong.  Can someone tell me what plans, if any, 
> are contemplated for ant 1.6.2?

I'd prefer to target this as a 1.7 rework, as it would have side effects 
(specifically, need a newer version of

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