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February 29, 2004

The Ant Wiki pages have been migrated to their new home on the Apache Wiki farm.

Ant 1.6.1

February 12, 2004 - Ant 1.6.1 Available

Apache Ant 1.6.1 is now available for download.

The ASF Board has approved the new Apache License 2.0. For a copy of that license, please see http://www.apache.org/licenses/.

The Ant 1.6.1 release is delivered with the Apache License 2.0.

Ant 1.6.1 fixes several bugs, most notably the handling of the default namespace for nested elements.

Ant 1.6.1 also introduces initial support for compiling with Java 1.5.

Ant 1.6.0

December 18, 2003 - Ant 1.6.0 Available

Apache Ant 1.6.0 is still available for download.

As we've already said in the announcements of Ant 1.5.4, this release requires JDK 1.2 or later to run.

Ant 1.6.0 adds a lot of new features, most prominently support for XML namespaces as well as a new concept of Ant libraries that makes use of namespaces to avoid name clashes of custom tasks. For a longer list of fixed bugs and new features see the release notes.

If you find anything that hasn't been covered in the manual (I bet you did) or could be explained better, feel free to help us out in the Wiki.

Ant 1.5.4

August 12, 2003 - Ant 1.5.4 Available

Apache Ant 1.5.4 is still available for download.

This is a minor bugfix release that fixes a problem with the javah task on JDK 1.4.2 and a couple of bugs in the Visual Age for Java intergration tasks. If you don't use javah or VAJ, there is no reason to upgrade.

Note
Ant 1.5.4 is the last release that supports JDK 1.1. Ant 1.6.0 requires JDK 1.2 or later.

Java Pro 2003 Readers Choice Award

June 11th, 2003: Ant wins a Java Pro readers' choice award

Ant has won the Java Pro 2003 Readers' Choice Award for

Most Valuable Java Deployment Technology.

Thanks to Java Pro and all its readers. You can read about these awards at the Java Pro website.

JDJ Editors Choice Award

June 2003: Ant wins JDJ Editors' Choice Award

"Ant is the hammer of the Java world: without it, civilization might have progressed, but much more slowly than it has. Ant is one of the most useful build tools I have ever had the pleasure to use." - Joe Ottinger

Ant keeps on winning!

June 9th, 2003: Ant wins the JavaWorld Editors' Choice Award

Ant has won the JavaWorld Editors' Choice Award for

Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology

for the second time in a row! Read the full article -- or jump directly to the bit about our award :)

Ant 1.5.3

April 9, 2003 - Ant 1.5.3 Available

Apache Ant 1.5.3 is still available for download.

Ant 1.5.2

March 3, 2003 - Ant 1.5.2 Available!

The final version of Ant 1.5.2 is available for download. If you have any feedback on this release, feel free to join the discussion on the dev and user mailing lists.

Ant Top Level Project

November 18, 2002

The Apache board created the Apache Ant top level project. Ant has now migrated from the Jakarta project into an Apache project of its own. This is primarily an organizational change and will not affect the technical aspects of the project. Ant retains a strong association with the Apache Jakarta project. One effect of this change is that the Ant webpage is now located at http://ant.apache.org

Ant 1.5.1

October 3, 2002 - Ant 1.5.1 Available !

The final version of Ant 1.5.1 is still available for download. If you have any feedback on this release, feel free to join the discussion on the ant-dev and ant-user mailing lists.

Ant 1.5

July 15, 2002 - Fix for Cygwin problem in wrapper script available

The wrapper script of Ant 1.5 needs to be replaced with a new version for Cygwin users. See the FAQ for details.

July 10, 2002 - Ant 1.5 Released!

The final version of Ant 1.5 is now available for download. If you have any feedback on this release, feel free to join the discussion on the ant-dev and ant-user mailing lists.

Ant wins again!

Apr 29, 2002: Ant wins Software Development magazine's 2002 Productivity Award.

Ant has been awarded a 2002 Productivity Award by Software Development magazine. Read the press release for more information and the full list of winners.

Ant has won!

Mar 26, 2002: Ant wins the JavaWorld Editors' Choice Award

Ant has won the JavaWorld Editors' Choice Award for Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology. Read the full article -- or jump directly to the bit about our award :)

Java 1.4 Support

Feb 15, 2002: Java 1.4 Support

Java 1.4 has now been released by Sun. The latest Ant source supports the new assert statement in the compiler task via the source attribute. It also contains a compatibility fix needed for some ant tasks on Java 1.4 over Windows XP. If you have problems running Ant 1.4.1 on WinXP/Java 1.4, please use a recent build or compile your own version from the source tree.

See our new logo!

Have a look at our new cool logo!

Ant 1.4.1

11 October 2001 Ant 1.4.1 released !

Please visit the download area.

Best-Practices Profile of Ant at Sun's Dot-Com Builder

Sun has released an introductory article on Ant on their Dot-Com Builder site on May 30 2001. See http://dcb.sun.com/practices/profiles/ant.jsp