Rich Bowen | 25 Nov 18:32 2015

[ANNOUNCE] CFP open for ApacheCon North America 2016

Community growth starts by talking with those interested in your
project. ApacheCon North America is coming, are you?

We are delighted to announce that the Call For Presentations (CFP) is
now open for ApacheCon North America. You can submit your proposed
sessions at
for big data talks and
for all other topics.

ApacheCon North America will be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 9-13th
2016. ApacheCon has been running every year since 2000, and is the place
to build your project communities.

While we will consider individual talks we prefer to see related
sessions that are likely to draw users and community members. When
submitting your talk work with your project community and with related
communities to come up with a full program that will walk attendees
through the basics and on into mastery of your project in example use
cases. Content that introduces what's new in your latest release is also
of particular interest, especially when it builds upon existing well
know application models. The goal should be to showcase your project in
ways that will attract participants and encourage engagement in your
community, Please remember to involve your whole project community (user
and dev lists) when building content. This is your chance to create a
project specific event within the broader ApacheCon conference.

Content at ApacheCon North America will be cross-promoted as
mini-conferences, such as ApacheCon Big Data, and ApacheCon Mobile, so
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nitin reddy | 18 Nov 07:46 2015

How to get list of build files that will be executed for Ant build


I am writing some plugin/hack which needs all the build files that will be
used by Ant for the project [Multi-module project].

Something similar to this

My Project----- build.xml|----- Module 1
      ----- build.xml|----- Module 2
      ----- build.xml

and the build.xml is like this

<project name="test">
 <property name="" value="test"/>

 <ant antfile="module1/build.xml" />
 <ant antfile="module2/build.xml" />

There's echoproperties task which can list out some useful information.

But it doesn't list out anything regarding `antfile` which can call
another build.xml

Any help is appreciated.
aalok singhvi | 1 Nov 22:34 2015

Class size

I have a basic question...

If i compile a simple hello world java program using javac in ant i get a
different size as compared to class compiled with maven plugin.
My java source and target it 1.6.

What is the reason. Can anyone help me with this. I will really appreciate
your help.



Aalok Singhvi
Jackie Xiao | 13 Oct 18:32 2015

Ant Jar Issue

​Dear list

>>The issue:
When jar-ing a module which contains binary certificate file (auth.p12) on CentOS, with Ant 1.9.2, it
seems the p12 file was corrupted after jar compression. (When reading the cerf file with InputStream,
below exception was thrown)

Exception message:

>>The subtle thing:
BUT, if we open the result jar with 7zip on Windows, drag out the p12 file, then drag into the jar again, the
certificate file can be read without problem by InputStream.

>>The guess:
So, 7zip can compress the file correctly, which made me guess it's the jar task which caused the problem.

So I use "jar xvf jarfile" to unjar, then "tar xvf myfile.jar *" to "tar a jar file", and it worked....

>>The question:
Have you guys encounter the same issue, or any suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

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Christopher BROWN | 13 Sep 23:00 2015

Java 9 and javac


Java 9's new module system will add extra options for the "javac" command.
Are there any plans to provide support for this with Ant?

Stefan Bodewig | 8 Sep 13:30 2015

Re: What are the plans for Ant 2.0?

On 2015-09-07, Greg Hall wrote:

> I can't find any reference to any plans for 2.0 on the ant site.

As Jan said, there are no concrete plans for a major re-write of Ant.
We've really "only" been doing maintenance releases with small backwards
compatible improvements and bug fixes for quite some time now.

Jan Matèrne (jhm | 8 Sep 08:06 2015

AW: What are the plans for Ant 2.0?

Yes this is the right list.

We don't have a release plan - next release comes when we (the PMC) decide to release one.
Could be 1-2 years after the last release (like 1.9.5), could be just few weeks (like 1.9.6) - 
depends of the changes.

2.0 would be a version with massive changes in the architecture - I don't see such effords.
So the next version would be 1.9.7 or 1.10.0 ...


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Greg Hall [mailto:greghall <at>]
> Gesendet: Montag, 7. September 2015 19:53
> An: user <at>
> Betreff: What are the plans for Ant 2.0?
> Hi.
> I can't find any reference to any plans for 2.0 on the ant site.
> Having used ant for a long time, I have some ideas on stuff I'd like to
> see in the 2.0 release when it comes out. Is this the right mailing
> list to discuss this on?
> Tx.
Greg Hall | 7 Sep 19:53 2015

What are the plans for Ant 2.0?


I can't find any reference to any plans for 2.0 on the ant site.

Having used ant for a long time, I have some ideas on stuff I'd like to see
in the 2.0 release when it comes out. Is this the right mailing list to
discuss this on?

Martin Gainty | 7 Sep 14:10 2015

RE: build_tools.jar missing

From: mgainty <at>
To: users <at>
Subject: build_tools.jar missing
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2015 20:04:54 -0400

<taskdef name="manifest-version"
           classpath="..\build_tools.jar" />

cannot find ManifestVersion
cannot find build_tools.jar

any clues?


Casillas Bayo, Sergio (ext | 13 Aug 09:17 2015

Question about my ant

I’m using an ant file and I have a question. ¿It is possible to use a function like substring-before function (xpath)?.
Sergio Casillas Bayo
SI Technological Solutions
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Stefan Bodewig | 3 Jul 07:04 2015

[ANN] Apache Ant 1.9.6 Released

The Apache Ant Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Ant

Version 1.9.6 fixes a regression in Ant's zip package introduced with
Ant 1.9.5.

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that helps building

Source and binary distributions are available for download from the
Apache Ant download site:

When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file available
at the above location when downloading the release.

Changes in this version include:

Fixed bugs:

 * ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when ZIP extra fields are read and
   the entry contains an UnparseableExtraField.

Other changes:

* Hidden <javaconstant> resource is published now. It reads the
  value of a specified java constant.

For complete information on Ant, including instructions
on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement,
see the Apache Ant website:

Stefan Bodewig, on behalf of the Apache Ant community