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Description

"maven-japplication-plugin" is a plugin for assembling native launchers of Java applications for a number of target platforms. It will package current project artifact and all its declared and transitive dependencies into the launcher. Currently supports native launchers for Mac and Windows operating systems and also a "java launcher" - a single jar file that can be run via "java -jar file.jar".

"maven-japplication-plugin" is based on a JApplication Ant task and has similar capabilities, however the Maven environment provides more information about the project, so plugin has fewer required parameters.

OS Requirements

OS requirements are similar to those for JApplication Ant task, i.e. Mac launcher can only be built on Mac, and Windows launcher - on Windows.

Goals

org.objectstyle.woproject.maven2:japplication:japplication

"japplication" is the only defined goal. Its purpose is to assemble a java launcher. It has the parameters described below. The difference from JApplication Ant task is in smarter defaults.

Parameter

Description

Required

Default

Platforms

name

The name of the application without OS-specific extension

No

${project.artifact.artifactId}

 

mainClass

Main Java class

Yes

 

 

os

A family of operating systems. Currently supported values are "mac", "windows" and "java"

No

Build machine OS, if omitted; if the os is not supported, will use "java".

 

destDir

A destination directory where the application launcher should be installed

No

${project.build.directory} - usually "target/"

 

longName

An optional string identifying the application human-readable name. If not specified, "name" is used.

No

${project.artifact.artifactId}-${project.artifact.version}

 

icon

Platform-specific icon file (usually "*.ico" on Windows and "*.icns" on Mac)

No

 

mac,windows

jvm

Minimal version of the Java Virtual machine required.

No

1.4+

mac

jvmOptions

Optional parameters to pass to the JVM, such as memory settings, etc.

No

 

mac,windows

version

Product version string

No

${project.artifact.version}

mac

Examples

A POM that builds a Foo application on Mac. All declared and transitive dependencies (not shown here) will be included in Foo.app automatically:

pom.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
	xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">

...
	<build>
		<plugins>
			<plugin>
				<groupId>org.objectstyle.woproject.maven2</groupId>
				<artifactId>maven-japplication-plugin</artifactId>
				<configuration>
					<name>Foo</name>
					<mainClass>org.example.foo.Main</mainClass>
					<os>mac</os>
				</configuration>
				<executions>
					<execution>
						<phase>package</phase>
						<goals>
							<goal>japplication</goal>
						</goals>
					</execution>
				</executions>
			</plugin>
		</plugins>
	</build>
</project>
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