Stefan Bodewig | 13 Aug 08:26 2003

[ANN] Apache Ant 1.5.4 has been released

Apache Ant 1.5.4 is a minor bugfix release that adresses problems in
two domains:

(1) With JDK 1.4.2 Sun has changed the entry point for javah,
therefore Ant 1.5.3's <javah> task doesn't work on JDK 1.4.2 anymore.

(2) The Visual Age for Java tasks had some major flaws.

If you don't use Visual Age for Java or <javah>, there is no reason to
upgrade from Ant 1.5.3.

Note that Ant 1.5.4 is the last release that supports JDK 1.1 at
runtime.  The next major release of Ant, Ant 1.6, will require JDK 1.2
or later to run.  Compiling for a 1.1 target JVM will still be
possible with Ant 1.6.

You can download Ant as binary distribution from
<> or as source distribution from

Thank you for using Ant.

        The Apache Ant Project <>
Carsten Ziegeler | 13 Aug 11:24 2003

[ANN] Apache Cocoon 2.1 Released

Apache Cocoon 2.1 Released

   The Apache Cocoon Community is proud to announce the new release
   of Apache Cocoon.

  Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the concept
  of separation of concerns (that is: allowing people to do their job
  without having to step on each other toes) and component-oriented web 

  Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of 'component
  pipelines' modelled after the 'process chain' concept where each 
  worker specializes on a particular operation. This makes it possible
  to use a Lego(tm)-like approach in building web solutions where
  these components can be hooked together into pipelines without
  requiring further programming.

  We like to think at Cocoon as "web glue" for your web application
  development needs. But most important, a glue that can keep 
  concerns separate and allow parallel evolution of the two sides, 
  improving development pace and reducing the chance of conflicts.    

For more information about Apache Cocoon 2.1, please go to

The Apache Cocoon Project


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