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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: features not backward compatible
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2004 08:19:31 GMT
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004, David Kavanagh <> wrote:

> I just noticed a 1.5+ feature that is going into Ant 1.7.

Yes, but into the optional parts.

> Many months ago, I had a 1.4+ feature that I wanted to get put into
> Ant, but it was rejected because it wouldn't be backward compatible
> to version 1.2.2.

I don't think this has been the reason.

It couldn't become part of Ant's "core tasks" because of this and it
still can't today.  It could be an optional task, but we are quite
reluctant to adding any new tasks these days.


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