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From Michael Ludwig <>
Subject Re: mail task does not work under ant 1.7.+
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:15:29 GMT
Laurent Perez schrieb am 10.06.2009 um 12:22:43 (+0200):
> When using encoding=mime, the mail task fails under ant 1.7.0, 1.7.1,
> under jdk5 or jdk6. It works under ant 1.6.5.

It does not fail under Ant 1.7. Just leave mail/@encoding at the default
of "auto", there is no need to change it. It will pick "mime" whenever

> The message is :
> java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: headers at [...]

Which is absolutely correct.

> The documentation at
> mentions arbritrary mail headers, without samples - I've tried
> <headers>, it does not work

Then try <header> as per the documentation:

  <header name="X-Holo" value="Schoko"/>

> it also says that <attachments> is supported under ant 1.7.0, but it
> is not : "release.xml:119: The <mail> type doesn't support the nested
> "attachments" element.

Whatever that release.xml file is, it might simply not have been kept in
sync with the code. Attachments work as advertised, albeit with certain
limitations. So I can't see a way to specify the MIME type for
attachments, but then, well, who cares?

    <fileset dir=".">
      <include name="build.cmd" />

Michael Ludwig

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