Java Archive

Creates an archive for a Java Binary distribution.

Legend:

  • required

  • optional

  • may use environment variable

  • accepts Name Templates

  • YAML

  • TOML

  • JSON

  • Maven

  • Gradle

# 
assemble:
  # 
  javaArchive:
    # Assemblers require a name.
    # 
    app:

      # Enables or disables the assembler.
      # Supported values are [`NEVER`, `ALWAYS`, `RELEASE`, `SNAPSHOT`].
      # Defaults to `NEVER`.
      # 
      active: ALWAYS

      # Export the assembled artifacts as a matching named distribution.
      # Defaults to `true`.
      # 
      exported: true

      # The stereotype of this assembler.
      # Supported values are [`NONE`, `CLI`, `DESKTOP`, `WEB`, `MOBILE`].
      # Defaults to `${project.stereotype}`.
      # 
      stereotype: CLI

      # Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
      #  
      extraProperties:
        # Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `javaArchive`, i.e, `javaArchiveFoo`.
        foo: bar


      # Name of the archive.
      # If left undefined, will use {{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.
      #  
      archiveName: 'app-{{projectVersion}}'

      # Directory with file templates used to prepare the Jpackage assembler.
      # Defaults to `src/jreleaser/assemblers/${distribution.name}/java-archive`.
      # If specified, path must exist.
      # 
      templateDirectory: path/to/java-archive/templates

      # 
      executable:
        # Name of the executable launcher.
        # If left undefined, will use ${distribution.name}.
        # 
        name: app

        # Executable extension on Linux/MacOS.
        # If left undefined, value will be left empty.
        # 
        unixExtension: sh

        # Executable extension on Windows.
        # If left undefined, will use `bat`.
        # 
        windowsExtension: cmd

      # Set of archive formats to use.
      # Supported values are [`ZIP`, `TAR`, `TAR_BZ2`, `TAR_GZ`, `TAR_XZ`, `TAR_ZST`, `TBZ2`, `TGZ`, `TXZ`].
      # 
      formats:
        - ZIP
        - TGZ

      # The executable JAR that contains the application.
      #  
      mainJar:
        path: path/to/app.jar

      # Defines a list of additional JARs as globs.
      # 
      jars:
          # The pattern to use.
          # May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
          #  
        - pattern: path/to/**/*.jar

      # 
      java:
        # Name of main module (if any).
        # Define only if the application is modular.
        # 
        mainModule: com.acme.demo

        # The application's entry point.
        # If left undefined, will use ${project.java.mainClass}.
        # 
        mainClass: com.acme.Main

        # Options to pass to the Java runtime
        # 
        options: [-Xmx2048m]





      # Defines a list of additional files as globs.
      # These files will be added to the assembled Zip file.
      # 
      files:
          # The pattern to use.
          # May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
          #  
        - pattern: path/to/**/*.txt

      # 
      fileSets:
          # The input directory to copy files from.
          #  
        - input: path/to/input/directory

          # The target path inside the archive.
          # If left undefined, defaults to the root of the archive.
          #  
          output: path/to/archive/entry

          # Fail if the given `input` does not exist.
          # Defaults to `true`.
          # 
          failOnMissingInput: false

          # A set of files and directory to include.
          #  
          includes:
            - 'name_or_regex'

          # A set of files and directory to exclude.
          #  
          excludes:
            - 'name_or_regex'

          # Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
          #  
          extraProperties:
            # Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `artifact`, i.e, `artifactFoo`.
            foo: bar
# Assemblers require a name.
# 
[assemble.javaArchive.app]

  # Enables or disables the assembler.
  # Supported values are [`NEVER`, `ALWAYS`, `RELEASE`, `SNAPSHOT`].
  # Defaults to `NEVER`.
  # 
  active = "ALWAYS"

  # Export the assembled artifacts as a matching named distribution.
  # Defaults to `true`.
  # 
  exported = true

  # The stereotype of this assembler.
  # Supported values are [`NONE`, `CLI`, `DESKTOP`, `WEB`, `MOBILE`].
  # Defaults to `${project.stereotype}`.
  # 
  stereotype = "CLI"

  # Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
  #  
  extraProperties.foo = "bar"
  # Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `javaArchive`, i.e, `javaArchiveFoo`.


  # Name of the archive.
  # If left undefined, will use {{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.
  #  
  archiveName = "app-{{projectVersion}}"

  # Directory with file templates used to prepare the JavaArchive assembler.
  # Defaults to `src/jreleaser/assemblers/${distribution.name}/java-archive`.
  # If specified, path must exist.
  # 
  templateDirectory = "path/to/java-archive/templates"

  # 
  [assemble.javaArchive.app.executable]
    # Name of the executable launcher.
    # If left undefined, will use ${distribution.name}.
    # 
    name = "app"

    # Executable extension on Linux/MacOS.
    # If left undefined, value will be left empty.
    # 
    unixExtension = "sh"

    # Executable extension on Windows.
    # If left undefined, will use `bat`.
    # 
    windowsExtension = "cmd"

  # Set of archive formats to use.
  # Supported values are [`ZIP`, `TAR`, `TAR_BZ2`, `TAR_GZ`, `TAR_XZ`, `TAR_ZST`, `TBZ2`, `TGZ`, `TXZ`].
  # 
  formats = [ "ZIP", "TGZ"]

  # The executable JAR that contains the application.
  #  
  mainJar = { path = "path/to/app.jar" }

  # Defines a list of additional JARs as globs.
  # 
  [[assemble.jlink.app.jars]]
    # The pattern to use.
    # May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
    #  
    pattern = "path/to/**/*.jar"

  # Name of main module (if any).
  # Define only if the application is modular.
  # 
  java.mainModule = "com.acme.demo"

  # The application's entry point.
  # If left undefined, will use ${project.java.mainClass}.
  # 
  java.mainClass = "com.acme.Main"

  # Options to pass to the Java runtime
  # 
  java.options = ["-Xmx2048m"]





  # Defines a list of additional files as globs.
  # These files will be added to the assembled Zip file.
  # 
  [[assemble.javaArchive.app.files]]
    # The pattern to use.
    # May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
    #  
    pattern = "path/to/**/*.txt"

  # 
  [[assemble.javaArchive.app.fileSets]]
    # The input directory to copy files from.
    #  
    input = "path/to/input/directory"

    # The target path inside the archive.
    # If left undefined, defaults to the root of the archive.
    #  
    output = "path/to/archive/entry"

    # Fail if the given `input` does not exist.
    # Defaults to `true`.
    # 
    failOnMissingInput = false

    # A set of files and directory to include.
    #  
    includes = ["name_or_regex"]

    # A set of files and directory to exclude.
    #  
    excludes = ["name_or_regex"]

    # Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
    #  
    [[assemble.javaArchive.app.fileSets.extraProperties]]
      # Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `artifact`, i.e, `artifactFoo`.
      foo: bar
{
  // 
  "assemble": {
    // 
    "javaArchive": {
      // Assemblers require a name.
      // 
      "app": {

        // Enables or disables the assembler.
        // Supported values are [`NEVER`, `ALWAYS`, `RELEASE`, `SNAPSHOT`].
        // Defaults to `NEVER`.
        // 
        "active": "ALWAYS",

        // Export the assembled artifacts as a matching named distribution.
        // Defaults to `true`.
        // 
        "exported": true,

        // The stereotype of this assembler.
        // Supported values are [`NONE`, `CLI`, `DESKTOP`, `WEB`, `MOBILE`].
        // Defaults to `${project.stereotype}`.
        // 
        "stereotype": "CLI",

        // Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
        //  
        "extraProperties": {
          // Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `javaArchive`, i.e, `javaArchiveFoo`.
          "foo": "bar"
        },


        // Name of the archive.
        // If left undefined, will use {{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.
        //  
        "archiveName": "app-{{projectVersion}}",

        // Directory with file templates used to prepare the JavaArchive assembler.
        // Defaults to `src/jreleaser/assemblers/${distribution.name}/java-archive`.
        // If specified, path must exist.
        // 
        "templateDirectory": "path/to/java-archive/templates",

        // 
        "executable":  {
          // Name of the executable launcher.
          // If left undefined, will use ${distribution.name}.
          // 
          "name": "app",

          // Executable extension on Linux/MacOS.
          // If left undefined, value will be left empty.
          // 
          "unixExtension": "sh",

          // Executable extension on Windows.
          // If left undefined, will use `bat`.
          // 
          "windowsExtension": "cmd"
        },

        // Set of archive formats to use.
        // Supported values are [`ZIP`, `TAR`, `TAR_BZ2`, `TAR_GZ`, `TAR_XZ`, `TAR_ZST`, `TBZ2`, `TGZ`, `TXZ`].
        // 
        "formats": [
           "ZIP",
           "TGZ"
        ],

        // The executable JAR that contains the application.
        //  
        "mainJar": {
          "path": "path/to/app.jar"
        },

        // Defines a list of additional JARs as globs.
        // 
        "jars": [
          {
            // The pattern to use.
            // May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
            //  
            "pattern": "path/to/**/*.jar"
          }
        ],

        // 
        "java": {
          // Name of main module (if any).
          // Define only if the application is modular.
          // 
          "mainModule": "com.acme.demo",

          // The application's entry point.
          // If left undefined, will use ${project.java.mainClass}.
          // 
          "mainClass": "com.acme.Main",

          // Options to pass to the Java runtime
          // 
          "options": ["-Xmx2048m"],




        },

        // Defines a list of additional files as globs.
        // These files will be added to the assembled Zip file.
        // 
        "files": [
          {
            // The pattern to use.
            // May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
            //  
            "pattern": "path/to/**/*.txt"
          }
        ],

        // 
        "fileSets": [
          {
            // The input directory to copy files from.
            //  
            "input": "path/to/input/directory",

            // The target path inside the archive.
            // If left undefined, defaults to the root of the archive.
            //  
            "output": "path/to/archive/entry",

            // Fail if the given `input` does not exist.
            // Defaults to `true`.
            // 
            "failOnMissingInput": false,

            // A set of files and directory to include.
            //  
            "includes": ["name_or_regex"],

            // A set of files and directory to exclude.
            //  
            "excludes": ["name_or_regex"],

            // Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
            //  
            "extraProperties": {
              // Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `artifact`, i.e, `artifactFoo`.
              "foo": "bar"
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  }
}
<jreleaser>
  <!--
    
  -->
  <assemble>
    <!--
      
    -->
    <javaArchive>
      <!--
        Assemblers require a name.
        
      -->
      <app>
        <!--
          Enables or disables the distribution.
          Supported values are [`NEVER`, `ALWAYS`, `RELEASE`, `SNAPSHOT`].
          Defaults to `ALWAYS`.
          
        -->
        <active>ALWAYS</active>

        <!--
          Export the assembled artifacts as a matching named distribution.
          Defaults to `true`.
          
        -->
        <exported>true</exported>

        <!--
          The stereotype of this assembler.
          Supported values are [`NONE`, `CLI`, `DESKTOP`, `WEB`, `MOBILE`].
          Defaults to `${project.stereotype}`.
          
        -->
        <stereotype>CLI</stereotype>

        <!--
          Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
           
        -->
        <extraProperties>
          <!--
            Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `javaArchive`, i.e, `javaArchiveFoo`.
          -->
          <foo>bar</foo>
        </extraProperties>



        <!--
          Name of the archive.
          If left undefined, will use {{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.
           
        -->
        <archiveName>app-{{projectVersion}}</archiveName>

        <!--
          Directory with file templates used to prepare the JavaArchive assembler.
          Defaults to `src/jreleaser/assemblers/${distribution.name}/java-archive`.
          If specified, path must exist.
          
        -->
        <templateDirectory>path/to/brew/templates</templateDirectory>

        <!--
          
        -->
        <executable>
          <!--
            Name of the executable launcher.
            If left undefined, will use ${distribution.name}.
            
          -->
          <name>app</name>

          <!--
            Executable extension on Linux/MacOS.
            If left undefined, value will be left empty.
            
          -->
          <unixExtension>sh</unixExtension>

          <!--
            Executable extension on Windows.
            If left undefined, will use `bat`.
            
          -->
          <windowsExtension>cmd</windowsExtension>
        </executable>

        <!--
          Set of archive formats to use.
          Supported values are [`ZIP`, `TAR`, `TAR_BZ2`, `TAR_GZ`, `TAR_XZ`, `TAR_ZST`, `TBZ2`, `TGZ`, `TXZ`].
          
        -->
        <formats>
          <format>ZIP</format>
          <format>TGZ</format>
        </formats>

        <!--
          The executable JAR that contains the application.
           
        -->
        <mainJar>
          <path>path/to/app.jar</path>
        </mainJar>

        <!--
          Defines a list of additional JARs as globs.
          
        -->
        <jars>
          <jar>
            <!--
              The pattern to use.
              May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
               
            -->
            <pattern>path/to/**/*.jar</pattern>
          </jar>
        </jars>

        <!--
          
        -->
        <java>
          <!--
            Name of main module (if any).
            Define only if the application is modular.
            
          -->
          <mainModule>com.acme.demo</mainModule>

          <!--
            The application's entry point.
            If left undefined, will use ${project.java.mainClass}.
            
          -->
          <mainClass>com.acme.Main</mainClass>

          <!--
            Options to pass to the Java runtime
            
          -->
          <options>-Xmx2048m</options>




        </java>

        <!--
          Defines a list of additional files as globs.
          These files will be added to the assembled Zip file.
          
        -->
        <files>
          <file>
            <!--
              The pattern to use.
              May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
               
            -->
            <pattern>path/to/**/*.txt</pattern>
          </file>
        </files>

        <!--
          
        -->
        <fileSets>
          <fileSet>
            <!--
              The input directory to copy files from.
               
            -->
            <input>path/to/input/directory</input>

            <!--
              The target path inside the archive.
              If left undefined, defaults to the root of the archive.
               
            -->
            <output>path/to/archive/entry</output>

            <!--
              Fail if the given `input` does not exist.
              Defaults to `true`.
              
            -->
            <failOnMissingInput>false</failOnMissingInput>

            <!--
              A set of files and directory to include.
               
            -->
            <includes>
              <include>name_or_regex</include>
            </includes>

            <!--
              A set of files and directory to exclude.
               
            -->
            <excludes>
              <exclude>name_or_regex</exclude>
            </excludes>

            <!--
              Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
              
            -->
            <extraProperties>
              <!--
                Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `artifact`, i.e, `artifactFoo`.
              -->
              <foo>bar</foo>
            </extraProperties>
          </fileSet>
        </fileSets>
      </app>
    </javaArchive>
  </assemble>
</jreleaser>
jreleaser {
  // 
  assemble {
    // 
    javaArchive {
      // Assemblers require a name.
      // 
      app {

        // Enables or disables the assembler.
        // Supported values are [`NEVER`, `ALWAYS`, `RELEASE`, `SNAPSHOT`].
        // Defaults to `NEVER`.
        // 
        active = 'ALWAYS'

        // Export the assembled artifacts as a matching named distribution.
        // Defaults to `true`.
        // 
        exported = true

        // The stereotype of this assembler.
        // Supported values are [`NONE`, `CLI`, `DESKTOP`, `WEB`, `MOBILE`].
        // Defaults to `${project.stereotype}`.
        // 
        stereotype = 'CLI'

        // Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
        // Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `javaArchive`, i.e, `javaArchiveFoo`.
        //  
        extraProperties.put('foo', 'bar')



        // Name of the archive.
        // If left undefined, will use {{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.
        //  
        archiveName = 'app-{{projectVersion}}'

        // Directory with file templates used to prepare the JavaArchive assembler.
        // Defaults to `src/jreleaser/assemblers/${distribution.name}/java-archive`.
        // If specified, path must exist.
        // 
        templateDirectory = 'path/to/java-archive/templates'

        // 
        executable {
          // Name of the executable launcher.
          // If left undefined, will use ${distribution.name}.
          // 
          name = 'app'

          // Executable extension on Linux/MacOS.
          // If left undefined, value will be left empty.
          // 
          unixExtension = 'sh'

          // Executable extension on Windows.
          // If left undefined, will use `bat`.
          // 
          windowsExtension = 'cmd'
        }

        // Set of archive formats to use.
        // Supported values are [`ZIP`, `TAR`, `TAR_BZ2`, `TAR_GZ`, `TAR_XZ`, `TAR_ZST`, `TBZ2`, `TGZ`, `TXZ`].
        // 
        formats = [
            'ZIP',
            'TGZ'
        ]

        // The executable JAR that contains the application.
        //  
        mainJar {
          path = 'path/to/app.jar'
        }

        // Defines a list of additional JARs as globs.
        // 
        jars {
          // The pattern to use.
          // May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
          //  
          pattern = 'path/to/**/*.jar'
        }

        // 
        java {
          // Name of main module (if any).
          // Define only if the application is modular.
          // 
          mainModule = 'com.acme.demo'

          // The application's entry point.
          // If left undefined, will use ${project.java.mainClass}.
          // 
          mainClass = 'com.acme.Main'

          // Options to pass to the Java runtime
          // 
          options = ['-Xmx2048m']




        }

        // Defines a list of additional files as globs.
        // These files will be added to the assembled Zip file.
        // 
        files {
          // The pattern to use.
          // May use glob or regex pattern syntax.
          //  
          pattern = 'path/to/**/*.txt'
        }

        // 
        fileSet {
          // The input directory to copy files from.
          //  
          input = 'path/to/input/directory'

          // The target path inside the archive.
          // If left undefined, defaults to the root of the archive.
          //  
          output = 'path/to/archive/entry'

          // Fail if the given `input` does not exist.
          // Defaults to `true`.
          // 
          failOnMissingInput = false

          // A set of files and directory to include.
          //  
          includes = ['name_or_regex']

          // A set of files and directory to exclude.
          //  
          excludes = ['name_or_regex']

          // Additional properties used when evaluating templates.
          // Key will be capitalized and prefixed with `artifact`, i.e, `artifactFoo`.
          //  
          extraProperties.put('foo', 'bar')
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Example

Given the following file structure

.
├── BUILD
├── LICENSE
├── README
└── target
    └── app-1.0.0.jar

And this assembly configuration

  • YAML

  • TOML

  • JSON

  • Maven

  • Gradle

project:
  version: 1.0.0

assemble:
  javaArchive:
    app:
      active: ALWAYS
      fileSets:
        - input: '.'
          includes:
            - 'LICENSE'
            - 'README'
      mainJar:
        path: target/{{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.jar
      java:
        mainClass: com.acme.Main
[project]
  version = "1.0.0"

[assemble.javaArchive.app]
  active = "ALWAYS"
  [[assemble.archive.app.fileSets]]
    input = "."
    includes = ["LICENSE", "README"]
  [[assemble.archive.app.mainJar]]
    path = "target/{{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.jar"
  [[assemble.archive.app.java]]
    mainClass = "com.acme.Main"
{
  "project": {
    "version": "1.0.0"
  },
  "assemble": {
    "javaArchive": {
      "app": {
        "active": "ALWAYS",
        "fileSets": [
          {
            "input": ".",
            "includes": ["LICENSE", "README"]
          }
        ],
        "mainJar": [
          {
            "path": "target/{{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.jar"
          }
        ],
        "java": {
          "mainClass": "com.acme.Main"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
<jreleaser>
  <project>
    <version>1.0.0</version>
  </project>
  <assemble>
    <javaArchive>
      <app>
        <active>ALWAYS</active>
        <fileSets>
          <fileSet>
            <input>.</input>
            <includes>
              <include>LICENSE</include>
              <include>README</include>
            </includes>
          </fileSet>
        </fileSets>
        <mainJar>
          <path>target/{{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.jar</path>
        </mainJar>
        <java>
          <mainClass>com.acme.Main</mainClass>
        </java>
      </app>
    </javaArchive>
  </assemble>
</jreleaser>
jreleaser {
  project {
    version = '1.0.0'
  }
  assemble {
    javaArchive {
      app {
        active = 'ALWAYS'
        fileSet {
          input = '.'
          includes = ['LICENSE', 'README']
        }
        mainJar {
          path = 'target/{{distributionName}}-{{projectVersion}}.jar'
        }
        java {
          mainClass('com.acme.Main')
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Results in an assembled Zip archive named app-1.0.0.zip with the following entries

.
├── LICENSE
├── README
├── bin
│   ├── app
│   └── app.bat
└── lib
    └── app-1.0.0.jar