Release Notes: The main release focus is on fixing bugs and improving performance. Java 6 support has been enhanced, and JavaFX is supported by the script task.
Release Notes: A resource framework was introduced. Some of the core ant tasks such as copy are now able to process not only file system resources but also zip entries, tar entries, and paths. Resource collections group resources, and can be further combined with operators such as union and intersection. This version starts outsourcing of optional tasks to Antlibs. The .NET antlib replaces the .NET optional tasks. Support for the version control system Subversion is also provided as an antlib. A large number of bugs were fixed. Some initial support for Java6 features was added.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix release, including mainly a fix of the Move task.
Release Notes: Bugfixes in the javah task and directory scanning.
Release Notes: Some of the bugs affecting the embedded use of Ant have been fixed.
Release Notes: Nested elements for namespaced tasks and types may belong to the Ant default namespace as well as the task's or type's namespace. All exceptions thrown by tasks are now wrapped in a buildexception giving the location in the buildfile of the task. This release also fixes a large number of bugs and adds a number of requested features.
Release Notes: This release is under the Apache License 2.0. It fixes several bugs, most notably the handling of the default namespace for nested elements. It also introduces initial support for compiling with Java 1.5.
Release Notes: This release adds a lot of new features, most prominently support for XML namespaces as well as a new concept of Ant libraries that makes use of namespaces to avoid name clashes of custom tasks. Other features include macrodef and presetdef to simplify repeated tasks in build files, ssh tasks, and a number of minor new features and bug fixes.
Release Notes: This version's <javah> task now works on JDK 1.4.2, and some problems with the Visual Age for Java tasks were fixed.
Release Notes: The zip task family in Ant 1.5.2 contained a couple of serious bugs that have been fixed. In addition, two regressions in the FTP and manifest tasks have been detected. This final release also contains some other minor bugfixes.