Apache Ant

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Ant replaces Make as the tool of choice to build, test, deploy, and manage Java-based projects. Conceived as an alternative to other tools whose limitations made it more difficult than necessary to develop software across multiple platforms, the remarkably useful Ant does away with shell-based commands and "inherently evil" makefiles (along with their dreaded tab problems). Ant is extended using Java classes instead of shell-based commands. Configuration files are XML-based, calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object that implements a particular Task interface.


Apache License 2.0

License Notes:

Versions before Ant 1.6.0 are under Apache License 1.1.

Usage Notes:

If you use no other open source tools, use Ant! We've used it on dozens of projects and can't live without it.

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