Upgrading The Ant In Anthill

Like many, I use UrbanCode’s Anthill for automated builds. It’s easy to setup, easy to run, and it has the basic features I need even in its open source version. But recently I noticed that it was ignoring failed builds and at first I couldn’t figure out why. Everything else seemed to be working just fine and even installing the new Anthill 1.8.1 release didn’t fix the problem.
Just in case you run into the same problem, it was due to me installing a new version of Ant (1.6.5 in this case) and the ant.bat file, which is what Anthill runs under Windows XP, not passing through the error code to Anthill. This message from their mailing lists a few months ago includes a replacement ant.bat file you can use and it will fix your problem.

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