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Octocat-spinner-32 lib recommending to use jsch 0.1.50 going forward due to fix of https://s… May 12, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 manual Test improvements: convert to JUnit4, improved error testing and remo… April 18, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 release bumping version number to 1.9.4 for the next release December 23, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 src Increase timeout in test to give loaded systems a chance to complete … April 19, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore Add Intellij IDEA control files to GitIgnore April 19, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 CONTRIBUTORS hydra1983 is Edison Guo March 24, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 INSTALL Some people expect an INSTALL file, PR 33273 February 18, 2005
Octocat-spinner-32 KEYS Add keys for cduffy to KEYS January 27, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 LICENSE merge license additions from 1.7 branch (i.e. revs 637870 to 637914) March 17, 2008
Octocat-spinner-32 NOTICE happy new year January 02, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 README Crypto notice October 16, 2007
Octocat-spinner-32 ReleaseInstructions changing recipe to update the manual December 29, 2013
Octocat-spinner-32 STATUS Update versions in STATUS file, getting a little ahead of myself as f… February 25, 2012
Octocat-spinner-32 WHATSNEW Test improvements: convert to JUnit4, improved error testing and remo… April 18, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 merge license additions from 1.7 branch (i.e. revs 637870 to 637914) March 17, 2008
Octocat-spinner-32 bootstrap.bat pr 48896 March 12, 2010
Octocat-spinner-32 Removing stale references to xercesImpl.jar and xml-apis.jar. February 18, 2010
Octocat-spinner-32 build.bat Re-add build.bat, remove clean.bat October 12, 2007
Octocat-spinner-32 patch to exit with an error code if bootstrapping fails, for… October 04, 2006
Octocat-spinner-32 build.xml By default disable JavaDocs Doclint which was introduced in Java8 and… April 10, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 check.xml Loading FindBugs with Ivy, since seems to be … October 28, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 contributors.xml hydra1983 is Edison Guo March 24, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 docs.xml Get back get docs.xml which is used while releasing for the txt2html … March 30, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 fetch.xml Corrected location for jboss-public-repository-group. October 23, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 get-m2.xml September 01, 2006
Octocat-spinner-32 launch-build.xml Property "args" is set on project level. So setting a default value i… April 11, 2014
Octocat-spinner-32 patch.xml don't check for copyright line September 01, 2006
Octocat-spinner-32 JUnit4 tests marked @Ignore do not appear in XML output. PR 43969 March 05, 2013
                                 A     N     T

  What is it? 
  Ant is a Java based build tool. In theory it is kind of like "make" 
  without makes wrinkles and with the full portability of pure java code.

  Why another build tool when there is already make, gnumake, nmake, jam, 
  and others? Because all of those tools have limitations that its original 
  author couldn't live with when developing software across multiple platforms. 
  Make-like tools are inherently shell based. They evaluate a set of 
  dependencies and then execute commands not unlike what you would issue on a 
  shell. This means that you can easily extend these tools by using or writing 
  any program for the OS that you are working on. However, this also means that 
  you limit yourself to the OS, or at least the OS type such as Unix, that you 
  are working on.
  Makefiles are inherently evil as well. Anybody who has worked on them for any 
  time has run into the dreaded tab problem. "Is my command not executing 
  because I have a space in front of my tab!!!" said the original author of Ant 
  way too many times. Tools like Jam took care of this to a great degree, but 
  still use yet another format to use and remember.
  Ant is different. Instead a model where it is extended with shell based 
  commands, it is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell 
  commands, the configuration files are XML based calling out a target tree 
  where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object which 
  implements a particular Task interface.
  Granted, this removes some of the expressive power that is inherent by being 
  able to construct a shell command such as `find . -name foo -exec rm {}` but 
  it gives you the ability to be cross platform. To work anywhere and 
  everywhere. And hey, if you really need to execute a shell command, Ant has 
  an exec rule that allows different commands to be executed based on the OS 
  that it is executing on.

  The Latest Version

  Details of the latest version can be found on the Apache Ant
  Project web site <>.


  Documentation is available in HTML format, in the docs/ directory.
  For information about building and installing Ant, see


  This software is licensed under the terms you may find in the file 
  named "LICENSE" in this directory.
  This distribution includes cryptographic software.  The country in 
  which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, 
  possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of 
  encryption software.  BEFORE using any encryption software, please 
  check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the
  import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to 
  see if this is permitted.  See <> for more

  The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
  Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity 
  Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
  software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
  algorithms.  The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
  distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
  ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS 
  Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object 
  code and source code.

  The following provides more details on the included cryptographic

  For the SSH family of tasks (<sshexec> and <scp>) Ant requires the
  JSch <> library as well as the
  Java Cryptography extensions
  <>.  Ant does not
  include these libraries itself, but is designed to use them.

  Thanks for using Ant.

                                          The Apache Ant Project
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