Ant is a Java based build tool, similar to make, but with better support for the cross platform issues involved with developing Java applications. Ant is the build tool of choice for all Java projects at Apache and many other Open Source Java projects.
|Tags||Software Development Build Tools|
|Licenses||Apache Apache 2.0|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: This version added many bugfixes and improvements, including initial support for Java 1.9, the ability to run JUnit tests in multiple threads (when they are forked), and a refactoring of Ant's own test suite, which is now based on JUnit 4.
Release Notes: The main change is a fix for the speed of the exec task. See bugzilla report 54128. Other bugfixes and improvements are documented in the README file.
Release Notes: The javadoc task provides a workaround for the recently patched frame injection vulnerability (CVE-2013-1571) of the javadoc tool found in Oracle JDKs prior to Java 7u25. The task will now post-process the generated files and remove the vulnerability if detected. In addition, some interoperability patches to the tar and zip classes have been applied.
Release Notes: Zip64 extensions are now disabled by default. Loading of external dependencies was fixed in JUnit tasks. JUnitreport default stylesheets are now compatible with JDK 1.7. Upgrading to jsch 0.1.50 is recommended for users of the SSH/SCP tasks under Java 1.7. "if" and "unless" XML namespaces were introducted, making it possible to put conditions on all tasks and nested elements. Bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: This is the first Ant release that requires at least Java 1.5. It has support for @Ignore annotation and a requirement of JUnit 4.11. The zip, bzip2, and tar are improved. The Perforce Ant tasks have been removed; users of these tasks can use the tasks supplied by Perforce Inc. instead, which contain more functionality and connect natively to the Perforce servers. There are numerous bugfixes and improvements as documented in Bugzilla and in the release notes.