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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Which versions of ant are maintained?
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 04:12:19 GMT
On 2012-07-26, James Belton wrote:

> Which versions of ant are being maintained? Are patches accepted to
> version 1.7.1, or only to 1.8.4?

We don't have a strict policy, but it is unlikely any patch will go
anywhere else but into trunk - which is bound to eventually become

If you think your patch is important enough to warrant an immediate
release you'll have to convince somebody to cut said release - and this
somebody would have to decide whether it should be a 1.7.2 or 1.8.5 (or

1.8.4 is a security bugfix release even though the issue was a minor one
- nobody ever thought about creating a similar release for 1.7.x that's
why I think it is very unlikely there is ever going to be a new 1.7.x


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