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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Problems building Ant 1.7.0 and JDK 1.6.0
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:24:29 GMT
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Jacob Kjome <> wrote:
> At 11:05 PM 1/11/2007, you wrote:

>>I'm not sure whether it is going to stay that way or whether we make
>>JUnit optional again in the future, but for Ant 1.7.0, JUnit is
> If JUnit is now required, shouldn't 1.7.x then ship with JUnit in
> the lib directory?


For 1.7.0 we simply didn't realize that we made junit a hard
dependency and thus never thought about adding it to the release.

Personally I'd prefer to make it optional again for 1.7.1 and simply
skip ant-testutil.jar if it's not there in the same way we skip
creating any of the optional tasks.  But this is a discussion for the
dev list.


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