Ant 1.4.1

This is release 1.4.1 of Ant. It is available in both binary and source distributions.

Note: The tar files in the distribution use GNU tar extensions and must be untarred with a GNU compatible version of tar. The version of tar on Solaris and Mac OS X will not work with these files

Optional Tasks

Ant's optional tasks are not part of the core distribution but are available in a separate file: jakarta-ant-1.4.1-optional.jar.. To use the optional tasks you will need to place this file in the $ANT_HOME/lib directory and have the necessary supporting jars available on your classpath. Please refer to the documentation for more information.


This is a bug fix release for version 1.4. It corrects the following problems in Ant 1.4. Please refer to the WHATSNEW file for more information.

Thank you for using Ant.

The Apache Jakarta Project

PGP Signatures

Many of the distribution kits have been digitally signed (using PGP). If so, there will be an accompanying distribution.asc file in the same directory as the distribution. The PGP keys can be found in the distribution directory at <>.

Always test available signatures, e.g.,
> pgpk -a KEYS
> pgpv jakarta-ant-bin-1.4.1.tar.gz.asc
> pgp -ka KEYS
> pgp jakarta-ant-bin-1.4.1.tar.gz.asc
> gpg --import KEYS
> gpg --verify jakarta-ant-bin-1.4.1.tar.gz.asc

Changes from Ant 1.4 to Ant 1.4.1

Fixed bugs:

Other changes: