Ant - Environment Setup


Apache Ant is distributed under the Apache Software License which is a fully-fledged open source license certified by the open source initiative.

The latest Apache Ant version, including its full-source code, class files, and documentation can be found at https://ant.apache.org.

Installing Apache Ant

It is assumed that you have already downloaded and installed Java Development Kit (JDK) on your computer. If not, please follow the instructions available at file:///C:/java/java_environment_setup.htm

Verifying the Installation

To verify the successful installation of Apache Ant on your computer, type ant on your command prompt.

You should see an output as given below −

C:\>ant -version
Apache Ant(TM) version 1.10.9 compiled on September 27 2020

If you do not see the above output, then please verify that you have followed the installation steps properly.

Installing Eclipse

This tutorial also covers integration of Ant with Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE). Hence, if you have not installed Eclipse, please download and install Eclipse.

Steps to install Eclipse