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From Jan Matèrne (jhm) <apa...@materne.de>
Subject AW: Releasing Ant 1.9.8 (and maybe 1.10.0)?
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:17:39 GMT
Thanks for volunteering.
I prefer having a 1.10.0 as a signal "we have a Java8-version".

Jan

> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> Gesendet: Montag, 19. Dezember 2016 15:11
> An: dev@ant.apache.org
> Betreff: Releasing Ant 1.9.8 (and maybe 1.10.0)?
> 
> Hi all
> 
> it's been eight months since the last release and we currently have
> accumulated some important improvements for Java9 and seem to have
> fixed a serious wrapper script issue for "more traditional" Unixes.
> 
> See https://github.com/apache/ant/blob/1.9.x/WHATSNEW for 1.9.8
> 
> I think that's enough to warrant a release and would volunteer to be
> the RM.
> 
> For 1.10.0 things are less clear to me. It contains all the fixes of
> 1.9.8 and apart from that I only see
> 
>  * New file selectors <executable>, <symlink> and <ownedBy>.
> 
>  * New task <setpermissions> that provides the ability to set POSIX
>    compatible permssions via NIO's PosixFilePermission
> 
>  * AntClassLoader and its subclasses register themselves as parallel
>    capable.
> 
> where <setpermissions> really only works on POSIXy file systems because
> that's how NIO works.
> 
> Not sure whether we want to cut the release nevertheless, if so I'd be
> willing to manage that release as well.
> 
> So what do you think?
> 
> Stefan
> 
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