Is Apache Ant Dead/Dying?

Ant 1.7.0 was released way back in December 2006. Since then, there hasn't been a single update. Not even a maintenance release. Now, ant is a relatively mature product. It's been out a while and is quite stable. But it's certainly not bug free. There's not a lot of activity in the repository apart from the addition of ivy but after that went in activity dropped almost off the chart. I really do like ant despite my desire to see something else. But I fear that with the rising interest in maven, ant development has trailed off. And, to be clear, I despise maven. So, does any one know? The mailing lists at least show activity. Why no releases?