A few people have asked the status of the ant-contrib
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
"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it
dominate your destiny. Consume you it will " - Yoda