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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Building Ant 1.7beta
Date Fri, 01 Sep 2006 04:14:08 GMT
On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, Jesse Glick <> wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> you'd just be asking for classloader problems if you have two
>> different versions of Ant inside the same Java VM while compiling
>> Ant or running the Unit tests, aren't you?
> This is another pet peeve of mine: apparently when you run the Ant
> unit tests, the version of Ant it is testing is the version of Ant
> running build.xml, *not* the (presumably modified) source code in
> your svn checkout. This is just a mistake, I think. All of the unit
> tests ought to be forked and ought to use the Ant binary that you
> are developing. Am I really the only one to have been burnt
> (repeatedly) by this?

No, happened to me more than once as well.

>> My rent is paid by working on projects that don't use Ant at all
>> 8-)
> Bummer!

"at all" may be a little too harsh, but given that those projects
mostly don't use Java either it's no surprise.


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