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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <>
Subject Re: Getting 1.6 out the door
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 17:02:09 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Conor MacNeill" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 3:07 PM
Subject: Getting 1.6 out the door

> Hi all,
> I've been a bit busy lately so still catching up on issues. I'd really
like to
> get Ant 1.6 out there. There are a bucket load of bugs that we've fixed
> improvements we've made that should get out there, judging by bug reports.
> What I'd suggest is that soon we branch 1.6 and remove anything that is
> settling down. I think we have a few ideas that need to be kicked around
> before we feel comfortable with them. This work can continue on the HEAD
> (1.7) while we prepare a release.
> Once we have 1.6 out there I would like to aim for a 1.7 release much
> than was the case between 1.5 and 1.6. This would pick up those ideas
> aren't solid today. There will probably be a 1.6.1 release in between to
> clean up any issues we discover in 1.6


> 1. <import>

      I would also go for it as it is.

> 2. antlib

     I have not tested it myself, but we need to release the feature to see
how good it is.
     I am optimistic that it will work.

> 3. <macrodef> and <presetdef>
     Would go for releasing them, with an "experimental" warning in the
manual pages.
     If we do not release these tasks, we won't get any feedback as to
whether they are generally useful,
     or whether their build file interface is easy to use, or whether they
contain unwanted features.



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