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  Ant 1.7: Using Antlibs
Subject:   So Where Is It?
Date:   2006-08-10 06:31:23
From:   JohnCWalker
The message boards state that beta1 for ant 1.7 should be packaged on the 31st but where is it?


I'm tired of the hype of vaporware. Show me the cool new features once the product is actually available for me to use.

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  • So Where Is It?
    2006-08-10 17:58:55  foamdino [View]

    I'm sorry that you feel like this, but two quick points:


    • It's mentioned in the article that this works withe the current version (1.6.5) of Ant
    • People work on open source software without being paid and in their free time, being critical of the people that work on this software because a release slipped a month (btw the first beta was released on the 29th) is showing great appreciation of their hard work - perhaps you should only use software that you bought since you don't appreciate free software
    • So Where Is It?
      2006-08-14 06:57:02  JohnCWalker [View]

      I NEVER criticized the "people" who put in the hard work on this product, nor on Kev's individual contribution, nor of the vast community of open-source developers.

      Rather, I criticized the activity of hyping a vaporware product.

      If it was publicly available for the readers of the article, then please provide a link, which you failed to do despite claiming that it was available on the 29th.
      • So Where Is It?
        2006-08-14 22:16:00  foamdino [View]

        Sorry, I read the message as inflammatory if the intention wasn't to criticize I apologize.

        For the release - http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ant-dev&m=115399537525696&w=2 a simple google search revealed this message (note 27th July). This code is a release candidate, *not* a final release, and it's currently in testing, so 'beware dragons', caveat emptor etc. :)

        Hope that this clears up the problem of trying out the code in the article, and deflates the 'hype' somewhat. Thanks.