Ant 1.4 Source Distribution

This is release 1.4 of Ant.

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


To build ant from the source distribution, please refer to the documentation and use the bootstrap & build scripts provided in the source distribution.


The changes from Release 1.3 to this release are detailed below. This information is included in the distributions in the file WHATSNEW

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-1.3.tar.gz.asc
> pgp -ka KEYS
> pgp jakarta-ant-bin-1.3.tar.gz.asc
> gpg --import KEYS
> gpg --verify jakarta-ant-bin-1.3.tar.gz.asc

Changes from Ant 1.3 to Ant 1.4

Changes that could break older environments:

Other changes: