Release Notes: This version added many bugfixes and improvements, including initial support for Java 1.9, the ability to run JUnit tests in multiple threads (when they are forked), and a refactoring of Ant's own test suite, which is now based on JUnit 4.
Release Notes: The main change is a fix for the speed of the exec task. See bugzilla report 54128. Other bugfixes and improvements are documented in the README file.
Release Notes: The javadoc task provides a workaround for the recently patched frame injection vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571) of the javadoc tool found in Oracle JDKs prior to Java 7u25. The task will now post-process the generated files and remove the vulnerability if detected. In addition, some interoperability patches to the tar and zip classes have been applied.
Release Notes: Zip64 extensions are now disabled by default. Loading of external dependencies was fixed in JUnit tasks. JUnitreport default stylesheets are now compatible with JDK 1.7. Upgrading to jsch 0.1.50 is recommended for users of the SSH/SCP tasks under Java 1.7. "if" and "unless" XML namespaces were introducted, making it possible to put conditions on all tasks and nested elements. Bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: This is the first Ant release that requires at least Java 1.5. It has support for @Ignore annotation and a requirement of JUnit 4.11. The zip, bzip2, and tar are improved. The Perforce Ant tasks have been removed; users of these tasks can use the tasks supplied by Perforce Inc. instead, which contain more functionality and connect natively to the Perforce servers. There are numerous bugfixes and improvements as documented in Bugzilla and in the release notes.
Release Notes: This is a security bugfix release that fixes a potential denial of service attack vector in the bzip2 task.
Release Notes: Several small fixes and improvements across many tasks.
Release Notes: Performance improvements in directory scanning. The XSLT task honors the classpath again (bugrep 49271). The distinction between core tasks and optional tasks is abolished. Numerous bugfixes and improvements as documented in Bugzilla and in WHATSNEW.
Release Notes: New task augmenting allows users to add attributes or nested elements to previously defined references. Numerous bugfixes and improvements were made, as documented in Bugzilla and in the WHATSNEW file.
Release Notes: Lexically scoped local properties were added. <import> can now import from any file- or URL-providing resource. Various improvements to the directory scanning code improved scanning performance. There were numerous other bugfixes and improvements.