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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: 1.6 milestones ?
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2003 01:02:18 GMT
Steve Loughran wrote:
> That's the <import> task that doesnt have any documentation, right?


It'll have documentation after it is reviewed by more people and we 
know it's going to be stable. 

> Maybe the thing to do is look at what major changes still need to go in to
> ant. Now that we have exploded optional.jar, we need to compensate by
> perhaps adding a boot loader process for running ant, so that win9x boxes
> dont run out of memory. We also need to rework the documentation.
> The other feature I thought was on the cards was some kind of plugin
> mechanism that pulls in new jars better -presumably a manifest, and the
> appropriate extensions to <taskdef> to handle them.
> I think together these would be core features that need to be up and
> running before we can worry about milestone releases.

The point of a milestone release is to get feedback on the new features.
Many people are not comfortable building ant HEAD from sources.


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