Installing and Configure Apache Ant

Apache Ant is fully fledged open source toll we can download from Apache Distributed System. The latest Apache Ant version, including its full-source code, class files, and documentation can be found at http://ant.apache.org

Install Apache Ant on Windows
You just need to download the Ant’s zip file, and Unzip it, and configure the ANT_HOME Windows environment variables.

Step 1: Make sure you have a Java environment installed.(JAVA_HOME, PATH)
Click Here for Java Environment Setup

Step 2: Download Apache Ant. http://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html#getBinary.

Step 3: Unzip the downloaded file into a directory. As below

Apache Ant Unzip Folder

Step 4: Set environmental variables JAVA_HOME to your Java environment, ANT_HOME to the directory you unzip Ant to, and add ${ANT_HOME}/bin

Ant Environment Setup

Step 5: Append the path to the Apache Ant batch file to the PATH environment variable. In our case this would be the D:\personal data\apache-ant-1.9.7\bin folder.

Step 6: Check Installation
You can check the basic installation with opening a new shell and typing ant -version

Check Installation