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Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool who's mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications. Ant can also be used effectively to build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications. More generally, Ant can be used to pilot any type of process which can be described in terms of targets and tasks.

Ant is written in Java. Users of Ant can develop their own "antlibs" containing Ant tasks and types, and are offered a large number of ready-made commercial or open-source "antlibs".

Ant is extremely flexible and does not impose coding conventions or directory layouts to the Java projects which adopt it as a build tool.

Software development projects looking for a solution combining build tool and dependency management can use Ant in combination with Apache Ivy.

The Apache Ant project is part of the Apache Software Foundation.

Apache Ant1.8.2

December 27th, 2010 - Apache Ant 1.8.2 Released

Apache Ant 1.8.2 is now available for download as source or binary (with and without dependencies) from http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi.

Key features of the 1.8.2 release are

Apache Ivy 2.2.0

September 30, 2010 - Apache Ivy 2.2.0 Released

Apache Ivy 2.2.0 is now available for download as source or binary (with and without dependencies) from http://ant.apache.org/ivy/download.cgi.

Key features of the 2.2.0 release are

For more information see the Ivy home page.

Apache AntUnit 1.1

September 26, 2008 - Apache AntUnit 1.1 Released

Apache AntUnit 1.1 is now available for download as binary or source release.

In addition to a few bugfixes and some new assertions AntUnit 1.1 allows test listeners to receive the log output of the project under test. Both plainlistener and xmllistener have an option that makes them echo the project's output into their respective logs.

For more information see the Antlib's home page


You can view the documentation for the current release (Apache Ant 1.8.1) online

Comprehensive documentation is included in the source and binary distributions.

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