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Downloading Apache Ant™'s Manual

Apache Ant's manual is part of the binary distribution but is also available as a stand-alone download.

Use the links below to download a distribution of Ant's manual 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 http://supergsego.com/apache/. 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

The Apache Ant team currently maintains two lines of development. The 1.9.x releases require Java5 at runtime and 1.10.x requires Java8 at runtime. Both lines are based off of Ant 1.9.7 and the 1.9.x releases are mostly bug fix releases while additional new features are developed for 1.10.x. We recommend using 1.10.x unless you are required to use versions of Java prior to Java8 during the build process.

Currently, Apache Ant 1.9.8 and 1.10.0 are the best available versions, see the release notes.

Ant 1.9.8 and 1.10.0 have been released on 31-Dec-2016 and may not be available on all mirrors for a few days.

Tar files may require gnu tar to extract
Tar files in the distribution contain long file names, and may require gnu tar to do the extraction.

Old Ant Releases

Manuals for older releases of Ant can be found here.

Verify Releases

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP signature or the SHA1, SHA512 or MD5 checksums. The checksums are not as strong indicators as the PGP signature.

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-1.10.0-manual.tar.gz.asc
% pgp -ka KEYS
% pgp apache-ant-1.10.0-manual.tar.gz.asc
% gpg --import KEYS
% gpg --verify apache-ant-1.10.0-manual.tar.gz.asc

A command line version of GnuPG is also available for Windows users. Follow the instructions to verify the package.

Alternatively, you can verify the checksums on the files. Unix programs called md5/sha1/sha512 or md5sum/sha1sum/sha512sum are included in many unix distributions. *sum is also available as part of GNU Textutils. Windows users can get binary md5 programs from here, here. fsum supports MD5 and SHA1.

We highly recommend to verify the PGP signature, though.