July 20, 2005
Tar, JAR, Zip with Eclipse
You need to pack your Java project quickly? You need to build a JAR without writing a script? In this first article, I am looking at JAR exports in details. In future articles I will look at JAR import, launch and edit, as well as tar and zips, JAR's ancestors and close relatives. I will consider not only the base Eclipse features, but also community plug-ins that provide additional support. If you are in a hurry or hate to read articles, start Eclipse and go to the menu File -> Export ->JAR File. Then download and install the Fat Jar plug-in and go to the menu File -> Export ->Fat JAR Exporter. Or take a deep breadth and dive with me inside Eclipse's JAR export capabilities.