Java based build tool like make
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Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other. The main known usage of Ant is the build of Java applications. Ant supplies a number of built-in tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run Java applications. Ant can also be used effectively to build non Java applications, for instance C or C++ applications. More generally, Ant can be used to pilot any type of process which can be described in terms of targets and tasks.

This package contains the scripts and the core tasks libraries.
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bblonski 7 years ago

Might be good for some tasks, but chances are if you are building a java project, you want to use maven instead. Having used both, maven is a vast improvement (still not perfect though). Ant's "extra flexibility" more pain than it's worth. If you really need the extra flexibility use maven to exec ant tasks when needed.