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From Michael Ludwig <>
Subject Re: Executing javascript ant task with jdk 1.6
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:13:07 GMT
Hi Mangesh,

Mangesh Moghe schrieb am 17.11.2010 um 15:17 (+0530):
> Finally able to solve the problem. Yes, ant 1.6.5 can not work with
> JDK 1.6 as far  as javascript ant task is concerned. This is because
> ant 1.6.5 supports <script> task in a Apache BSF supported language
> only(refer apache ant 1.6.5 manual) whereas later versions i.e. from
> ant 1.7, <script> task can be executed either with Apache BSF or JSR
> 223 manager that is included in JDK 6 or higher (refer apache ant
> 1.7.0 manual) and this can be controlled by "manager" attribute in
> <script> task. The JSR 223 scripting manager is indicated by "javax".
> For details refer "".
> One more reason that ant 1.6.5 can not work with JDK 6 is since this
> version of ant needs BSF engine and in turn needs Mozilla rhino
> component of version 1.5R3 only. This is the only version of rhino
> that contains " org.mozilla.javascript.Context.getDebuggableEngine()"
> API needed by BSF engine. Later versions of rhino don't have this API
> and ant <script> task will fail. JDK 6 contains rhino 1.6R2 which
> doesn't contain this API and hence ant 1.6.5 <script> task will fail
> if you use BSF engine + JDK6.
> Thanks for the help.

You're welcome. Thanks for reporting back.

Michael Ludwig

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