Release Notes: This release fixes most bugs reported against 1.5; most importantly, the wrapper scripts have been improved to work properly with Cygwin. Another major bug affected all custom tasks that were used in builds that used more than one build file.
Release Notes: This release features improved support for JDK 1.4. Not only does Ant itself build and test completely on Java 1.4, but compiler and javadoc extensions are now handled for the assert keyword and other changes. New tasks and features include a task to prompt for user input, tasks to handle BZIP2 archives, checksums, a server deployment task, finer-grained control over FileSets via Selectors, and FilterChains for data manipulation, among many others. It now works on Netware, z/OS, and MacOS X.
Release Notes: This release fixes the bugs reported against 1.5beta2. It is expected to be the last release candidate before the 1.5 final release of Ant.
Release Notes: Support for z/OS has been added. Several fixes to <javadoc> that are necessary to make older versions of xdoclet work have made it into this beta. In addition to a couple of further bugfixes, some new features have been added: BeanShell is now a supported scripting language, and filesets can now skip symbolic links.
Release Notes: This is the first beta release of Ant 1.5. It features improved support for JDK 1.4, as well as a whole bunch of new tasks and bugfixes. Netware is now a supported OS. Ant can create bzip2 archives and MD5 checksums via built-in tasks, and it can prompt for input or replace text based on regular expressions.
Release Notes: This release corrects a number of problems with Apache Ant 1.4.
Release Notes: A couple of minor bugs that affect several tasks were fixed. This is the first release candidate for a stable 1.4.1 release.
Release Notes: This version introduces parallel execution of tasks within the same target. Several new tasks have been added or enhanced - javac now supports a wider range of implementations out of the box, just as well as ejbjar and rmic. A new task named condition can be used to employ boolean logic to combine multiple conditions, instead of the multi target constructs one had to use in 1.3.
Release Notes: This is a release candidate for Ant 1.4. It fixes some bugs of the beta1 release.
Release Notes: Apart from bugfixes, enhancements of existing tasks, and a couple of new tasks, this release introduces the concept of parallel execution of tasks inside the same target.