Ant is a Java based build tool, similar to make, but with better support for the cross platform issues involved with developing Java applications. Instead of a model where the tool is extended with shell based commands, it is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML based calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object which implements a particular Task interface.
DocumentationUser manual available in HTML format from http://ant.apache.org/manual/index.html
released on 29 December 2013
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|Apache2.0||genium||10 November 2013|
Leaders and contributors
|See for a complete list||Contributor|
|Ant development team||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developers||VCS Repository Webview||http://ant.apache.org/svn.html|
|Developers||VCS Repository Webview||https://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/core/trunk/|
|Source requirement||JAXP-compliant XML parser|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2014.