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From "Alexey Solofnenko" <>
Subject Re: Building Ant 1.7beta
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 01:43:14 GMT
Bootstrapping works fine. Maybe there are bugs and it should be smarter, but
it seems reasonable.

- Alexey.

On 8/29/06, Jesse Glick <> wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > Sometimes we build new features that are useful enough to apply the
> > right away in Ant's own build file.
> Obviously. But it seems to me that the convenience of the many users of
> Ant (sources) outstrips the convenience of the few Ant developers. For
> example, it is impossible to develop the Ant trunk in NetBeans using the
> bundled Ant 1.6.5 unless you write a wrapper script which execs
>, which is unpleasant. Similarly you could not use a bundled
> Ant binary on Linux to run ant/build.xml targets (or use Bash
> completions...).
> To Jan: I meant only keeping compatibility with the previous official
> Ant release, in this case 1.6.5.
> To Kev: surely most Ant committers work on at least one other Ant-based
> project where improvements can be seen? Or does the Apache Foundation
> pay your rent? :-)
> Just wondering why an Ant release is expected to be used by many
> thousands of Java programmers for every purpose you can think of, yet
> it's not good enough for Ant itself which is a pretty small project. I
> don't feel strongly about it though.
> -J.
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Alexey N. Solofnenko trelony at
Pleasant Hill, CA (GMT-8 hours usually)

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