Christopher BROWN | 13 Sep 23:00 2015
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Java 9 and javac

Hello,

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?

Thanks,
Christopher
Stefan Bodewig | 8 Sep 13:30 2015
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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.

Stefan
Jan Matèrne (jhm | 8 Sep 08:06 2015
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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 ...

Jan

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
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> Gesendet: Montag, 7. September 2015 19:53
> An: user <at> ant.apache.org
> Betreff: What are the plans for Ant 2.0?
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> 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?
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> Tx.
Greg Hall | 7 Sep 19:53 2015

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.
Martin Gainty | 7 Sep 14:10 2015
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RE: build_tools.jar missing


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

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

cannot find ManifestVersion
cannot find build_tools.jar

any clues?

Martin
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Casillas Bayo, Sergio (ext | 13 Aug 09:17 2015
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Question about my ant

Hello,
 
I’m using an ant file and I have a question. ¿It is possible to use a function like substring-before function (xpath)?.
 
Thanks!.
 
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Stefan Bodewig | 3 Jul 07:04 2015
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[ANN] Apache Ant 1.9.6 Released


The Apache Ant Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Ant
1.9.6.

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
software.

Source and binary distributions are available for download from the
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Changes in this version include:

Fixed bugs:
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 * ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when ZIP extra fields are read and
   the entry contains an UnparseableExtraField.
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-317

Other changes:
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* 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:

http://ant.apache.org/

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Re: WELCOME to user <at> ant.apache.org

[please don't drop the user list from replies]

On 2015-06-14, aalok singhvi wrote:

> When i use verbose to print errors.... its gives certain info as follows...

> It errors out on ant taskdef delete handle
> Delete.java line 720, 769 765 and 586.

It owuld be better if you could paste the full stack trace - and even
more important - tell us the exact version of Ant you are using (output
of "ant -version")

> I am on Win7.

On Windows files may be locked by processes that have opened it - which
includes Ant itself, so this means you may run into trouble of you try
to remove something that has been touched by Ant before.

> I am deleting this file before it is copied over to the project and used in
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If it was part of your CLASSPATH environment variable, Java would load
it when starting Ant and there is no chance for Ant to remove it.

I'm not sure how you copy the file after you've deleted it :-)

If you copy the file (using Ant) before trying to delete it, the file
may still be considered open by Windows.  This is a known problem and
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aalok singhvi | 13 Jun 18:29 2015
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Re: WELCOME to user <at> ant.apache.org

Hello,

I am working on a project where i am not able to delete certain files using
ant 1.7. I saw some bug with ant 1.7 where the suggestion was to use ant
1.8 version. My project is built out in 1.7 and it will be a big change to
built it out in 1.8. For a test i tried to use ant 1.8 to delete a file but
it is saying " Unable to delete a file.......". When i did -verbose it
fails on ant.taskdef.delete......method in ant. Any work around. The file
name i am trying to delete is aspectj1.6 specifically. Any thoughts.

Thanks
Aaok

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[ANN] Apache Ant 1.9.5 Released


The Apache Ant Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Ant
1.9.5.

Version 1.9.5 is mostly a bug fix release but adds a few new features
like new resource collections allbutlast/allbutfirst that complement the
existing first/last collections.

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that helps building
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Changes in this version include:

Changes that could break older environments:
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 * The ReplaceTokens filter can now use token-separators longer than
   one character.
   Bugzilla Report 56584

 * The changes that added <get>'s support for gzip encoding
   automatically uncompressed content that would not have been touched
   before - like when downloading .tar.gz files.  A new flag has
   been added to control the behavior and its default will make <get>
   work as it did in 1.9.3.
   Bugzilla Report 57048

Fixed bugs:
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 * TarArchiveInputStream failed to read archives with empty gid/uid
   fields.
   Bugzilla Report 56641

 * TarArchiveInputStream could throw IOException when reading PAX
   headers from a "slow" InputStream.

 * XMLJunitResultFormatter could throw NullPointerException if Java
   cannot determine the local hostname.
   Bugzilla Report 56593

 * URLResource#getLastModified tried to access the connection to the
   URL without making sure it was established, potentially leading to
   a NullPointerException when using FTP.
   Bugzilla Report 56873

 * Long-Name and -link or PAX-header entries in TAR archives
   always had the current time as last modfication time, creating
   archives that are different at the byte level each time an
   archive was built.

 * runant.py should now work as well when the path of the Java
   executable contains spaces.
   github pull request #1

 * <junitreport> now supports nested <classpath> and <factory> elements.
   Bugzilla Report 47002

 * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also knows about the -file option.
   Bugzilla Report 57371

 * the br-replace template inside the XSLT stylesheets used by
   <junitreport> could cause stack overflows or out-of-memory errors
   when applied to big outputs.
   Bugzilla Report 57341

 * removed spurious warning about unclosed ZipFiles when reading the
   archive failed.
   Port of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-297

 * FileUtils.rename which is used by several tasks can throw a
   NullPointerException if the "normal" renameTo operation fails and
   an exception occurs while rename falls back to copying and
   deleting the file.
   Bugzilla Report 57533

 * complete-ant-cmd.pl would incorrectly suggest words from the build
   file description.
   Bugzilla Report 51931

 * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also completes tasks without a description.
   Bugzilla Report 57542

 * LocalPropertyStack could run into ConcurrentModificationException
   when tasks spawned new child threads that accessed the properties.
   Bugzilla Report 55074

 * TarEntry's constructor with a File and a String arg didn't
   normalize the name.

 * Between 1.8.4 and 1.9.0 TarInputStream started to parse file
   names using the platform's default encoding rather than as ASCII.
   This has been a breaking change that has never been marked as such
   (in fact it went unnoticed).  In order to allow <untar> and
   <tarfileset> to work on platforms who's encoding doesn't match
   the encoding of file names inside the archive, both now support
   encoding attributes.
   The attribute has also been added to <tar> for symmetry.
   Bugzilla Report 57822

Other changes:
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 * it is now possible to provide proxy configuration to signjar
   when using the timestamped authority.
   Bugzilla Report 56678

 * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also analyzes the ANT_ARGS environment
   variable.
   Bugzilla Report 57371

 * ported some of the write-optimization of Commons Compress 1.10 to
   the ZIP package

 * adapted unit tests to Java9 and added "javac1.9" as valid option
   for javac's compiler attribute.

 * performance improvements for <intersect>
   Bugzilla Report 57588

 * MailLogger can now add CC and BCC addresses.
   Bugzilla Report 57789.

 * <scp>'s buffer size has been increased from 1k to 100k to match
   <ftp> and <get>.
   github pull requests #8 and #9

 * The tar package can now deal with group and user ids bigger than
   0x80000000.
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-314
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-315

 * <scp> has new attributes fileMode and dirMode that control the
   permissions on the remote side when sending data via SSH.
   Bugzilla Report 43271.

 * New <allbutlast> and <allbutfirst> resource collections can be used
   to select all but a given subset of a resource collection.
   Bugzilla Report 57834.

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Stefan Bodewig, on behalf of the Apache Ant community

Gmane