Apache Ant Installation

Prerequisites :

Ant requires the installation of the Java Development Kit (JDK). Ensure that the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to the folder where your JDK is installed.


Also, set the PATH variable for Java


Ant Installation :

  • Download Apache Ant from http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi
  • Go to current release of Ant and download bin.zip file.
  • Extract the zip file into a directory structure of your choice.
  • Open the Ant folder that we downloaded.
  • Copy its path and create a variable ANT_HOME.


  • Also set path for Ant. Double click on PATH variable and the folder path upto bin.



  • Click on OK -> OK -> OK

Verifying Installation :

Check your installation by opening a command line and typing ant -version into the commend line.  It will show the version number of your installed Ant version.