Mansour Al Akeel <> wrote on 02/13/2012 01:57:56 PM:

> From: Mansour Al Akeel <>

> To: Ant Developers List <>
> Cc: Stefan Bodewig <>
> Date: 02/13/2012 01:58 PM
> Subject: Re: NIO 2.0 == Ant 2.0? was Re: Java NIO support
> Bruce,
> In fact I was thinking about the same thing. The idea of forking Ant and
> rewrite parts of it to use Java 7 NIO, and introduce java plugin frame
> work crossed my mind few times.

Why JPF instead of OSGi or whatever extensibility mechanism is working it's way through the JCP for Java 8? IMO the idea of basing an Ant re-write on some dubiously supported clone of Eclipse's plugin mechanism from 8 years ago isn't very appealing.
Jeffrey E. (Jeff) Care
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