Source and General Precompiled Distribution
The latest Gant distribution downloads are available:
1.9.9 Binary, compiled for use with Groovy 1.8.8 installation
1.9.9 Binary, compiled for use with Groovy 2.0.6 installation
|1.9.9 Binary, compiles for use with Groovy 2.1.0 installation||Tarball||Zipfile|
1.9.9 Binary, standalone installation
Installation of any of the binary distributions is simply a matter of extracting the distribution to the desired location. A directory gant-1.9.9 will be created.
The jars have been uploaded to the Codehaus Maven repository (which then gets synced to the central Maven repository), the groupId is org.codehaus.gant, the artifactId is one of gant_groovy1.8, gant_groovy2.0, gasnt_groovy2.1 (indicating which Groovy version the artefact was compiled against), and the version is 1.9.9.
Earlier distributions are available at http://dist.codehaus.org/gant/distributions.
Mac OS X using MacPorts
Mac OS X users can get Gant, and Groovy, using MacPorts. As at 2013-01-28T20:36 this has Gant 1.9.5 and Groovy 2.0.6.
(Thanks to René Groeschke for updates to the MacPorts system.)
Debian and Ubuntu Packages
Debian and Ubuntu users can install Gant using the usual package management system (apt-get and/or dpkg):
as at 2013-01-28T20:41. Gant always depends on the Groovy package, but this will get installed automatically if not already installed.
If you want to stay more up to date but don't want to install from source, there is the following deb file which creates a stand-alone installation of Gant with all the dependencies it needs, including Groovy 2.1.0:
Gant 1.9.9 standalone
The page https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/gant details all the Gant packages for the various Fedora versions. Sadly it seems they haven't progressed beyond 1.8.1. If there are any Fedora users out there who can contact the Fedora packagers to get them to update to the latest version that would be good.