Apache Ant 1.9.4

A Java-based and Open Source build tool, similar to GNU make, but designed for Java apps

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What's new in Apache Ant 1.9.4:

  • Changes that could break older environments:
  • the prefixValues attribute of didn't work as expected when set to false (the default). It is quite likely existing build files relied on the wrong behavior and expect Ant to resolve the value side against the properties defined in the property file itself - these build files must now explicitly set the prefixValues attribute to true. Bugzilla Report 54769
  • when matching an entry of a zip/tarfileset against a pattern a leading slash will be stripped from the entry name. Most archives don't contain paths with leading slashes anyway. This may cause include/exclude patterns that start with a / to stop matching anything. Such patterns only used to work by accident and only on platforms with multiple file system roots. Bugzilla Report 53949
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The Apache License 2.0 
OUR RATING:
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DEVELOPED BY:
The Apache Software Foundation
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HOMEPAGE:
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CATEGORY:
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Apache Ant is a completely free, cross-platform and open source command-line software implemented in Java, distributed along with the Apache project, and designed from the ground up as a powerful build system for compiling applications written in the Java programming language.

Similar to GNU make

The Apache Ant software, which is a command-line program, is a quite similar to the open source GNU make compiler, but it is known to have much better support for various cross-platform issues with developing Java applications.

The perfect build system for many Java projects

Being an Apache project, the Apache Ant software is the perfect build system for many Java projects at Apache, as well as numerous other independent open source projects that are written in the Java programming language.

Getting started with Apache Ant

Whether you’re an end-user who needs Apache Ant to compile the sources of an application written in Java, or you’re an aspiring Java developer, you can easily use the Apache Ant on your operating system of choice (see the section below for supported OSes).

For your convenience, the software is distributed as a pre-built binary that can be used on any GNU/Linux operating system, 32 and 64-bit flavors are supported. Of course, advanced users who want to optimize the installation can also grab the source package from Softpedia.

Simply run the ‘ant’ command in a terminal emulator to view the usage message and available command-line options. Please note that on some distributions, Ant requires the OpenJDK software.

Runs on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X

Being written in Java, Apache Ant is a cross-platform software that runs on any computer operating system where the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) technologies are supported, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes.

Apache Ant was reviewed by , last updated on January 28th, 2015

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