Single JAR

Distributions of this type are comprised of a single, executable JAR, with all their dependencies available inside the JAR. These JARs are also known as fatjar or uber-jar.

Single JAR distributions require a suitable Java runtime to be already installed on the consumer side.

Creating a Distribution

We recommend using the following plugins to create suitable Single JAR distributions:

Maven

Make sure the JAR is executable by setting the Main-Class manifest entry.

Gradle
  • shadow: packages a JAR and its dependencies as an uber-jar.

  • java: if the JAR has no additional dependencies.

Make sure the JAR is executable by setting the Main-Class manifest entry.

Packager Support