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From Jean-Louis BOUDART <jeanlouis.boud...@gmail.com>
Subject EasyAnt 0.6 released !
Date Mon, 22 Jun 2009 14:22:19 GMT
The EasyAnt project is pleased to announce its 0.6 version.

Easyant is a build system, that is based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.

Our goals are :
    * to leverage popularity and flexibility of Ant.
    * to integrate Apache Ivy, such that the build system combines a
ready-to-use dependency manager.
    * to simplify standard build types, such as building web applications,
JARs etc, by providing ready to use builds.
    * to provide conventions and guidelines.
    * to make plugging-in of fresh functionalities easy as writing simple
Ant scripts as Easyant plugins.

To still remain adaptable,
    * Though Easyant comes with a lot of conventions, we never lock you in.
    * Easyant allows you to easily extend existing modules or create and use
your own modules.
    * Easyant makes migration from Ant very simple. Your legacy Ant scripts
could still be leveraged with Easyant.

This version focus on :
    * a better support for multi module projects
    * adding support to build configurations (similar to profile in maven
world see http://easyant.org/doc/howto/BuildConfigurations.html for more
details)
    * a new core offering api that can work in embebbed mode
    * a cleaner repository structure used to store easyant plugins / build
types
    * introducing a way to skip an entire module
    * adding support for variables replacements inside module.ivy
    * a module for antunit test
    * a module to generate plugin documentation
    * documentation / javadoc
    * a few tests to enhance easyant-core stability
    * several bug fixes on plugins

For recall, as the project is still in an early phase, easyant plugins are
still unstable and can move on next releases.

Issues should be reported to:
http://www.easyant.org/trac/

Retrieve sources from the 0.6 release files at:
http://svn.easyant.org/tags/0.6/

Or download the 0.6 release files at:
http://www.easyant.org/trac/downloads

Online documentation is now accessible through :
http://www.easyant.org/doc/

More information can be found on the Easyant website:
http://www.easyant.org/

Regards,
Jean Louis Boudart

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