## Monday, April 19, 2010

### Maven: building a JAR with all the dependencies

One of my colleagues has requested this information of me a few times; in retrospect, it is rather a complicated thing to have to do to achieve the desired effect. Stick this into your pom.xml under the build section; it will create the JAR along bundled with all the dependencies during the package phase:

<build>
<plugins>
<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-assembly-plugin</artifactId>
<configuration>
<appendAssemblyId>true</appendAssemblyId>
<descriptorRefs>
<descriptorRef>jar-with-dependencies</descriptorRef>
</descriptorRefs>
<archive>
<manifest>
<mainClass>my.package.Main</mainClass>
</manifest>
</archive>
</configuration>
<executions>
<execution>
<id>make-assembly</id>
<phase>package</phase>
<goals>
<goal>assembly</goal>
</goals>
</execution>
</executions>
</plugin>
</plugins>
</build>