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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Proposed roadmap
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:47:27 GMT
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006, Peter Reilly <> wrote:

> * 1.8
>  - add classpath manipulation (classloader task)

could that be done as an antlib or does it require support inside of
the Ant core engine?

>  - add logic/controlflow features from jsp/ant-contrib (for, if,
> while, try, var etc)

inside of Ant's core?  I'd prefer an antlib, which would lead to the
question why we'd need one separate from ant-contrib, of course.

>     - allow javascript and jruby to create tasks/types natively

what changes would be required for that?

>  - if/unless attributes with primative EL (expression language)
>       (ie if="${property.not.present}" will work as
>       if="property.not.present")

can't we do that with custom PropertyHelpers, in some wierd way?

> * 1.9
>  - integration with ivy/maven for dependence

what kind of integration beyond what Ivy currently provides do you

> * 2.0
>  - remove need of xml

alternatives to XML could and should be possible with custom
ProjectHelpers, at least we should make it possible prior to 2.0
(which also requires feeding the hungry and preventing the world
climate from becoming even more troubled).


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