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Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that help building software.

Downloading Apache Ant

Use the links below to download a binary distribution of Ant 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 [preferred]. 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

Apache Ant 1.10.14 is the latest released version and requires a minimum of Java 8 runtime. Release notes of this latest version are available here.

Ant 1.10.14 has been released on 20th August 2023 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.

1.10.14 release - requires minimum of Java 8 at runtime

Old Ant Releases

Older releases of Ant can be found here. We highly recommend to not use those releases but upgrade to Ant's latest release.

Verify Releases

It is essential that you verify the integrity of the downloaded files using the PGP signature or the SHA1 or SHA512 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-1.10.14-bin.tar.gz.asc
% pgp -ka KEYS
% pgp apache-ant-1.10.14-bin.tar.gz.asc
% gpg --import KEYS
% gpg --verify apache-ant-1.10.14-bin.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 sha1/sha512 or sha1sum/sha512sum are included in many unix distributions. *sum is also available as part of GNU Textutils.fsum supports SHA1.

We highly recommend to verify the PGP signature, though.