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Downloading Ant

Use the links below to download a source distribution of Ant from one of our mirrors. It is good practice to verify the integrity of the distribution files, especially if you are using one of our mirror sites. In order to do this you must use the signatures from our main distribution directory.

Ant is distributed as zip, tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives - the contents are the same. Please note that the tar.* archives contain file names longer than 100 characters and have been created using GNU tar extensions. Thus they must be untarred with a GNU compatible version of tar.

If you do not see the file you need in the links below, please see the master distribution directory or, preferably, its mirror.


You are currently using [preferred]. If you encounter a problem with this mirror, please select another mirror. If all mirrors are failing, there are backup mirrors (at the end of the mirrors list) that should be available.

Other mirrors:

Current Release of Ant

Currently, Apache Ant 1.6.1 is the best available version, see the release notes.

Ant 1.6.1 has been released on 12-February-2004 and may not be available on all mirrors for a few days.

Nightly Builds

If you wish to use the latest Ant features, you can try downloading a nightly build.

Old Ant Releases

Older releases of Ant can be found here. Those releases are only provided as zip archives that can be extracted by jar xf archive.zip - we highly recommend to not use those releases but upgrade to Ant's latest release.

Verify Releases

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP or MD5 signatures.

The PGP signatures can be verified using PGP or GPG. First download the KEYS as well as the asc signature file for the particular distribution. Make sure you get these files from the main distribution directory, rather than from a mirror. Then verify the signatures using

% pgpk -a KEYS
% pgpv apache-ant-1.6.1-src.tar.gz.asc
% pgp -ka KEYS
% pgp apache-ant-1.6.1-src.tar.gz.asc
% gpg --import KEYS
% gpg --verify apache-ant-1.6.1-src.tar.gz.asc

Alternatively, you can verify the MD5 signature on the files. A unix program called md5 or md5sum is included in many unix distributions. It is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can get binary md5 programs from here, here, or here.

We highly recommend to verify the PGP signature, though.