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From Peter Reilly <peter.rei...@corvil.com>
Subject Re: ant 1.6.1
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 16:28:41 GMT
Steve Cohen wrote:

>On Friday 16 January 2004 4:56 am, Steve Loughran wrote:
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>>Steve Cohen wrote:
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>>>Another issue to consider.  I don't know if it's strictly a 1.6.1 issue
>>>or further down the line but the ant developers should consider it.
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>>>I have been working with the jakarta-commons/net project to create a more
>>>capable system, able to detect what system its FTPClient class is
>>>connecting with.   You may remember several complaints over the last
>>>couple of months about our <ftp> task not working on non-unix ftp
>>>servers.  The improvements in commons/net will allow the correct server
>>>to be auto-detected in the most common cases, and in those odd cases
>>>where this is not possible, it will be possible to indicate explicitly
>>>which parser is to be used (i.e. in ant, a new parameter to the task).
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>>>Thus it will be possible to rewrite our <ftp> task to solve these long
>>>standing problems.
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>>>This version of commons-net (1.2.0) has not yet been released but can
>>>probably be released in less than a week.
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>>>It seems from this thread that these changes will come too late for ant
>>>1.6.1. Please correct me if that's wrong.  Can someone tell me what
>>>plans, if any, are contemplated for ant 1.6.2?
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>>I'd prefer to target this as a 1.7 rework, as it would have side effects
>>(specifically, need a newer version of commons.net)
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>To be honest, this is the response I was expecting, and it makes sense.  In 
>fact, without any changes to Ant, simply dropping in the 1.2.0 release of 
>commons-net (when it's released) will gain the advantage of autodetection for  
>Unix, Windows NT, OS/2 and VMS ftp systems.  It is only for any outliers to 
>this group that Ant would have to be recoded.  Realizing this, I would say 
>it's better to wait until 1.7 (but why not 1.6.2?)
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Since it does not involve any changes to ant, the only change would be a 
doc change
in the manual ?

Rewriting the ftp task would be a 1.7 activity.
Peter

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