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From <Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de>
Subject AW: Where next: 1.7.2 or 1.8.0?
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:34:50 GMT
>> Are there any defects so traumatic in Ant 1.7.1 that an urgent fix
>> is needed?
>
>traumatic is a strong word.  See yourself
><https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?query_format=ad
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+Process&component=Core&component=Core+tasks&component=Documentation&com
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>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=45499 is an
>important one for Mac users since Apple decided to use funny symlinks
>in JAVA_HOME.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=45194 is a deadlock
>in logging code.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=45675 is a bit
>silly but makes Ant 1.7.x unusable for certain projects.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42389 is 
>serious IMHO,
>but then again it has been in there since 1.7.0 and we didn't get that
>many complaints.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44889 will become
>more important over time.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=43892 makes Ant
>misreport failures for JUnit4 tests.
>
>https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=42275 has been
>mentioned on the user list a couple of times.
>
>DirectoryScanner's speed improvements.
>
>I'm not too eager on merging myself.


Basically I would prefer a release earlier than the last time.
1.7.1 was released on 2008.06.27, so we could wait if there are no
urgent fixes.

I havent a look at these fixes yet ...


Jan

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