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The Apache Ant Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Ant
1.9.5.

Version 1.9.5 is mostly a bug fix release but adds a few new features
like new resource collections allbutlast/allbutfirst that complement the
existing first/last collections.

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that helps building
software.

Source and binary distributions are available for download from the
Apache Ant download site:

http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi
http://ant.apache.org/srcdownload.cgi

When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file available
at the above location when downloading the release.

Changes in this version include:

Changes that could break older environments:
- -------------------------------------------

  * The ReplaceTokens filter can now use token-separators longer than
    one character.
    Bugzilla Report 56584

  * The changes that added <get>'s support for gzip encoding
    automatically uncompressed content that would not have been touched
    before - like when downloading .tar.gz files. A new flag has
    been added to control the behavior and its default will make <get>
    work as it did in 1.9.3.
    Bugzilla Report 57048

Fixed bugs:
- -----------

  * TarArchiveInputStream failed to read archives with empty gid/uid
    fields.
    Bugzilla Report 56641

  * TarArchiveInputStream could throw IOException when reading PAX
    headers from a "slow" InputStream.

  * XMLJunitResultFormatter could throw NullPointerException if Java
    cannot determine the local hostname.
    Bugzilla Report 56593

  * URLResource#getLastModified tried to access the connection to the
    URL without making sure it was established, potentially leading to
    a NullPointerException when using FTP.
    Bugzilla Report 56873

  * Long-Name and -link or PAX-header entries in TAR archives
    always had the current time as last modfication time, creating
    archives that are different at the byte level each time an
    archive was built.

  * runant.py should now work as well when the path of the Java
    executable contains spaces.
    github pull request #1

  * <junitreport> now supports nested <classpath> and <factory> elements.
    Bugzilla Report 47002

  * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also knows about the -file option.
    Bugzilla Report 57371

  * the br-replace template inside the XSLT stylesheets used by
    <junitreport> could cause stack overflows or out-of-memory errors
    when applied to big outputs.
    Bugzilla Report 57341

  * removed spurious warning about unclosed ZipFiles when reading the
    archive failed.
    Port of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-297

  * FileUtils.rename which is used by several tasks can throw a
    NullPointerException if the "normal" renameTo operation fails and
    an exception occurs while rename falls back to copying and
    deleting the file.
    Bugzilla Report 57533

  * complete-ant-cmd.pl would incorrectly suggest words from the build
    file description.
    Bugzilla Report 51931

  * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also completes tasks without a description.
    Bugzilla Report 57542

  * LocalPropertyStack could run into ConcurrentModificationException
    when tasks spawned new child threads that accessed the properties.
    Bugzilla Report 55074

  * TarEntry's constructor with a File and a String arg didn't
    normalize the name.

  * Between 1.8.4 and 1.9.0 TarInputStream started to parse file
    names using the platform's default encoding rather than as ASCII.
    This has been a breaking change that has never been marked as such
    (in fact it went unnoticed). In order to allow <untar> and
    <tarfileset> to work on platforms who's encoding doesn't match
    the encoding of file names inside the archive, both now support
    encoding attributes.
    The attribute has also been added to <tar> for symmetry.
    Bugzilla Report 57822

Other changes:
- --------------

  * it is now possible to provide proxy configuration to signjar
    when using the timestamped authority.
    Bugzilla Report 56678

  * complete-ant-cmd.pl now also analyzes the ANT_ARGS environment
    variable.
    Bugzilla Report 57371

  * ported some of the write-optimization of Commons Compress 1.10 to
    the ZIP package

  * adapted unit tests to Java9 and added "javac1.9" as valid option
    for javac's compiler attribute.

  * performance improvements for <intersect>
    Bugzilla Report 57588

  * MailLogger can now add CC and BCC addresses.
    Bugzilla Report 57789.

  * <scp>'s buffer size has been increased from 1k to 100k to match
    <ftp> and <get>.
    github pull requests #8 and #9

  * The tar package can now deal with group and user ids bigger than
    0x80000000.
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-314
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-315

  * <scp> has new attributes fileMode and dirMode that control the
    permissions on the remote side when sending data via SSH.
    Bugzilla Report 43271.

  * New <allbutlast> and <allbutfirst> resource collections can be used
    to select all but a given subset of a resource collection.
    Bugzilla Report 57834.


For complete information on Ant, including instructions
on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement,
see the Apache Ant website:

http://ant.apache.org/

Stefan Bodewig, on behalf of the Apache Ant community


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