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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: Ant 1.7
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2004 12:46:58 GMT
Antoine Lévy-Lambert wrote:

> Hi,
> I do not know if we will make some further releases of ant 1.6. My 
> guess is that there might be from time to time the need for a release 
> due to "environmental factors", such as the release of a new version 
> of an operating system forcing us to adapt the famous Os class, or 
> some problem of the type of the javah entry point, ...
> In any case I am starting to think about ant 1.7 and further.
> Here are the points which spring to my mind :
> 1) local properties,

+1 (may also allow local properties in antlibs).

> 2) roles,

maybe use antlibs for this.

> 3) get the xdocs proposal out,
> 4) think about virtual file system abstractions, and do something 
> about them,

This sounds like fun.., but may be difficult to achieve in the same 
timeframe as local
properties and roles.

> 5) fix some popular bugs from bugzilla

and reduce (throw out) some of the enhancement requests.

+ DynamicConfigureNS
+ antlibize the optional tasks


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