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From "Glenn McAllister" <>
Subject Re: Time for Release?
Date Mon, 18 Sep 2000 15:26:04 GMT

I think we should tidy things up, add the consolidated file tasks and
release Ant 1.2.  We've come a long way from 1.1, and I think its time to
let everyone have access to all the great changes that have been done.
Also, the extension mechanism is a pretty big departure from the way things
work currently, and probably belongs in a 2.0 release.

My $0.02.

Glenn McAllister
Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
"An approximate answer to the right question is better than the
right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey

Please respond to

Subject:  Re: Time for Release?

The two things I really wanted to be there before we make the next
release are now in CVS - dynamic property evaluation and dynamic
definition of tasks. Both will need some thorough testing of course.

Glenn should have his commiter status cleared soon, so the
consolidated file tasks should be available.

I've promised to add the UpToDate task sometime this week.

There are other things I'd really like to see including:

(1) extension tasks - i.e. a different framework for adding tasks to

(2) a refactoring of the tasks that need to compare file timestamps to
see whether they actually need to run. One additional result should be
an <exec> like <transform> task.

Both could wait if we went for Ant 1.2 and then made Ant 2.0 including
wish (1) follow rather soon.



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