As ant-contrib has become very useful to many, why this code and tasks not taken as part of ant it self, so that, once save lot of time and IT energy wastage.


Raja Nagendra Kumar

Founder & C.T.O


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On 7/8/2011 9:31 AM, Matthew Inger wrote:
A few people have asked the status of the ant-contrib project.

I have not had much time to work on it recently.  Also,  I got kind of frustrated by the constant API changes
in Ant itself which kept breaking various tasks.  As a result, I had to maintain several different versions of the
code just to support different Ant versions.

On top of that, we have 1 task that relies on Ivy as well, and that underwent version changes.

Then add into the mix, supporting Java 1.5 and Java 1.6.

It all because too many variables.

I'm willing to get everything working on Ant 1.8.2 (the most recent version), and put out a final
release.  However, it will require specific versions of Ant, JDK and Ivy.  As those other products
get updated, newer Ant-Contrib would support only the latest versions of those.  That's not to say
ant-contrib would not be backward compatible, but that depends on the API changes of it's dependent

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