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Ant environment construction

May 25, 2021 Apache Ant

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Ant environment construction

Apache Ant is published under the Apache Software License. A pache is a fully established open source license certified by an open source organization. The latest version of Apache Ant includes the following: complete source code, class files, and documentation, all of which can be found on the website.

Install Apache Ant

Install Apache Ant as long as the Java Development Kit (JDK) is downloaded and installed on your PC. If your computer is not installed, follow the tips below to download and install it.

  • Make sure that JAVA_HOME environment variables to install the Java SDR folder for you.
  • Download the library from the website.
  • Unziw the file to a convenient address, such as c:\folder. You can use Winzip, WinRAR, 7-zip, or other similar tools for decompression.
  • Create a new environment variable named ANT_HOME, which points to Ant's installation folder, which in this case is c:\apache-ant-1.8.2-bin.
  • Add the path to apache Ant's batch file to the PATH environment variable. In this example, the path should be the c:-apache-ant-1.8.2-bin-bin folder.

Verify the Apache Ant installation

To verify that Apache Ant has been successfully installed on your PC, you can enter ant in the command prompt. You should see an output similar to the following:

> C:\>ant -version
Apache Ant(TM) version 1.8.2 compiled on December 20 2010

If you don't see output similar to the one above, check again to see if you have installed it correctly as previously.

Install Eclipse

This tutorial also includes integration of Ant and Eclipse inherited development environments. So if you haven't installed Eclipse yet, download and install Eclipse.

To install Eclipse, follow these steps:

  • Download the latest version of eclipse files from the on the file.
  • Unzim eclipse files to a convenient location, such as c:\folder.
  • Run Eclipse from the .exe of c: .eclipse.eclipse.