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From Gilbert Rebhan <>
Subject [Announce] Flaka 1.2.2 released
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:51:49 GMT
June 13th, 2011 - The Flaka project is pleased to announce the
release of Flaka 1.2.2.

What's new ?
Flaka 1.2.2 is a maintenance release, that tackles some
minor issues :
<let/> to overwrite userproperties
EL functions matches() and glob() added
Work to allow users to plug in their
own EL functions is underway..

Flaka is an extension for Ant that runs with Ant versions 1.7.x and
1.8.x. A main project goal of Flaka is the simplification of writing
a build script.

Flaka requires:

Ant >= 1.7.x
Java >= 1.5

Flaka provides:

1. An expression language (Java Unified Expression Language) allowing
   access to data objects, many scripting parts become obsolete
2. Conditional and repetitive control structures like when, unless,
   while, for, choose, switch ..
3. Exception handling
4. Additional types, tasks and macros
5. A comprehensive documentation

Flaka appetizer:

<project xmlns:fl="antlib:it.haefelinger.flaka" name="World">
<!-- make ant core tasks aware of EL references -->
<fl:install-property-handler />

 <fl:logo width="20">
  Hello #{ ? : ''}!
 <fl:for var="f" in=" file(project).list ">
  <fl:when test=" f.isfile ">
   <!-- report basename and modification time -->
    file: #{} last modified: #{ format('%tD',f.mtime) }

[fl:logo] ::::::::::::::::::::
[fl:logo] :   Hello World!   :
[fl:logo] ::::::::::::::::::::
[echo]    file: demo.xml last modified: 06/13/11
[echo]    file: build.xml last modified: 05/13/11
[echo]    file: foobar.xml last modified: 06/09/11

Flaka's Google Project Page is

Manual + Javadoc

Jar ready to be used - no additional dependencies required

Jar requires additional dependencies

Development Package (rebuild from scratch)



Issues should be reported to

More information on Flaka at

Enjoy !!
Wolfgang Haefelinger
Gilbert Rebhan

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