Recent news from the NAnt project team about the upcoming release may have you recalling a classic scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail with NAnt being the not-quite-dead person saying: “I’m getting better. I don’t want to go on the cart.”
For anyone who uses NAnt in their build process, this release is great news for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that the project is active again, and very much so it would appear. If you are like me, you were probably a bit worried that the project would be (or had been) abandoned and you would have to learn a new build tool for your process. Well, as I wrote in an article in July of last year entitled “Is NAnt Dead?”, project activity was evident at that point as we could see updates being committed to source and responses to bug reports. So the hope we felt then has been vindicated and we can breathe a small sigh of relief as the project once again marches onward.