Developers Getting Started With i2b2
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Apache Ant Requirements

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that is used by the i2b2 to drive processes defined in the i2b2 build files.

Required Version: Apache Ant 1.9.6

Download from Website: i2b2 Supported Software


Operating System

File Name

Linux and Windows


The version of Apache Ant that has been tested and verified to work with the i2b2 software is available for download from the i2b2 Website. This has been setup as an automatic download and can only be accessed by clicking on the link shown above or the one listed in step 1.


Ant Installation Steps


1. Download the zip file for Apache Ant by clicking on Begin Download.
2. Locate the file ( you just downloaded.
3. Extract all the items in the zip file into a directory of your choice.
Linux Example:  /opt/apache-ant-1.9.6
Windows Example:  C:\opt\apache-ant-1.9.6


You will want to make note of the location as it will be needed further along in the i2b2 installation. In the installation document whenever you see YOUR_ANT_HOME_DIR it will need to be replaced with the location of your Apache Ant.

For your convenience an installation Worksheet has been provided at the end of this document to track the setup locations.