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From Gilbert Rebhan <>
Subject Re: Dual Java Compilers/Replacement for antcontrib
Date Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:24:59 GMT
-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Dual Java Compilers/Replacement for antcontrib
From: David Weintraub <>
To: Ant Users List <>,
Date: Tue Feb 15 2011 20:38:32 GMT+0100 (CET)

> I've got two questions:
> Replacement for AntContrib
> ====================
> One way I can completely override all of these issues is to use the
> <if> task in AntContrib. However, AntContrib has been a dead project
> for a while (not that people aren't using it, but it hasn't been
> modified in over a decade). Is there a standard replacement for
> AntContrib that everyone is now using?

my answer to your second question =
Had been in the same situation last year, searching for an alternative
to antcontrib.
Tried Jware antxtras for a while first, but IMO it's to
complicated/overloaded to fit in an existing workflow and several things
didn't work as expected.
Then i discovered flaka [1], it's lightweight but powerful, works with
ant 1.7.x / jdk 5 and newer, has a lot of innovative features and easily
replaced antcontrib in all my workflows.
And after all it's under active development.

With it's Expression Language it provides similar features as
antxtras funcuts or the props antlib (works only for ant 1.8.x),
but moreover it allows access to data objects.

Manual =
Jar with inlined dependencies =

Regards, Gilbert

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