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author Leonardo Laporte <hackdorte@yandex.com>
date Wed Aug 02 12:34:36 2017 -0300 (2017-08-02)
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1 Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive
2 processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent
3 upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java
4 applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile,
5 assemble, test and run Java applications. Ant can also be used effectively to
6 build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications. More
7 generally, Ant can be used to pilot any type of process which can be
8 described in terms of targets and tasks.
10 Ant is written in Java. Users of Ant can develop their own "antlibs"
11 containing Ant tasks and types, and are offered a large number of ready-made
12 commercial or open-source "antlibs".
14 Ant is extremely flexible and does not impose coding conventions or directory
15 layouts to the Java projects which adopt it as a build tool.
17 Software development projects looking for a solution combining build tool and
18 dependency management can use Ant in combination with Apache Ivy.
20 The Apache Ant project is part of the Apache Software Foundation.