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Apache Ant™ Libraries - The Sandbox

Apache Ant Libraries - The Sandbox

The sandbox is the place where new Apache Ant Libraries start their life, it is a playground for Ant committers and other contributors who find committers to sponsor their ideas.

The sandbox is no dumping ground. If a Sandbox Ant Library fails to attract interest within a reasonable amount of time, it gets removed from the sandbox.

Current Sandbox Ant Libraries


DBPatch library is intended to maintain versioning of a database schema and data during iterative development.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/dbpatch/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/dbpatch/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2008-04-22
Sponsoring Committers Stefan Bodewig

Debian - Debian related tasks

Debian provides tasks for generating Debian packages.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/debian/trunk/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/debian/trunk/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2007-05-18
Sponsoring Committers Kevin Jackson

FSCache - Filesystem Resource cache

This is a library of tasks and types to cache arbitrary Ant resources to the filesystem for processing with file-based tools.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/fscache/trunk/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/fscache/trunk/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.8.x
Added to sandbox: 2008-06-30
Sponsoring Committers Matt Benson

GenDoc - Generate the manual for Ant Tasks from their sources

Most of the information needed for writing the manual is inside the sources: attributes, nested elements (especially inherited one). GenDoc collects these information and generates the manual as xml page. Following steps transform this xml into the final format (HTML in the first step, PDF may follow).

SVN URL: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/gendoc/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/gendoc/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2005-04-15
Sponsoring Committers

HTTP - tasks for handling HTTP requests

This antlib contains tasks to make the basic HTTP requests: get, post, head, put, with Basicauthentication.

SVN URL: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/http/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/http/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2006-06-27
Sponsoring Committers

Manual4Eclipse - Generate an Eclipse Help PlugIn from Ant's manual

This AntLib provides tasks for generating an Eclipse Help PlugIn from Ant's manual.

SVN URL: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/manual4eclipse/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/manual4eclipse/trunk/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Java compatibility: Java 1.5+
Added to sandbox: 2007-03-01
Sponsoring Committers


Minify library offers tasks for minimizing JavaScript scripts.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/minify/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/minify/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2009-01-01
Sponsoring Committers Kevin Jackson


This antlib provides tasks for working with the StarTeam SCM.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/starteam/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/starteam/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2007-08-27
Sponsoring Committers Peter Reilly


This antlib provides tasks for working with the WebLogic app server.

SVN URL: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/sandbox/antlibs/weblogic/
ViewSVN: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/sandbox/antlibs/weblogic/
Ant compatibility: Ant 1.7.x
Added to sandbox: 2007-08-20
Sponsoring Committers Peter Reilly, Stefan Bodewig