Version 1.8.0RC1 of Apache Ant

Release Notes: A new top level element, extension-point, allows build files to be extended with custom targets more easily. The "if" and "unless" attributes will be evaluated according to the values of the properties entered if these properties evaluate to true, false, on, or off. Ant now requires Java 1.4 or later. A new task, include, provides an alternative to <import> that should be preferred when you don't want to override any targets. Numerous bugfixes and improvements were made.

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    •  29 Dec 2013 19:38

      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.

      •  13 Jul 2013 00:21

        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.

        •  23 May 2013 12:53

          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.

          •  11 Mar 2013 21:53

          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.

          •  24 May 2012 21:38

            Release Notes: This is a security bugfix release that fixes a potential denial of service attack vector in the bzip2 task.


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