Java Distribution

Open-source Java projects categorized as Distribution

Top 9 Java Distribution Projects

  • Nexus

    Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager; Open-source codebase mirror

    Project mention: Did Sonatype shut down its OSS Repository Hosting (i. e. "publish my artifact to Maven Central")? | /r/java | 2023-06-06

    Users of Sonatype Nexus Repository OSS should file issues in: Please see for more details.

  • Capsule

    Dead-Simple Packaging and Deployment for JVM Apps

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • JavaPackager

    :package: Gradle/Maven plugin to package Java applications as native Windows, MacOS, or Linux executables and create installers for them.

  • Getdown

    Download, Install, Update

    Project mention: Compose Desktop drop in upgrade functionality? | /r/Kotlin | 2022-12-03

    I think this depends on the way you distribute your app and the platforms. Take a look to some launcher like

  • artipie

    Binary Artifact Management Tool

    Project mention: Bootstrapping Vanilla K8s using kubeadm in a cluster with no external network access. | /r/kubernetes | 2023-05-11

    Yeah and I don’t like harbour I was looking at

  • Launch4j

    A Maven plugin which wraps Launch4j

  • jdeploy

    Developer friendly desktop deployment tool

    Project mention: How do you usually deploy Java Swing application in Windows machine, so that it can pass Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checking? | /r/java | 2023-05-25
  • Sonar

    Write Clean Java Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 600 unique rules to find Java bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • IzPack

    IzPack - Source Code

  • really-executable-jars-maven-plugin

    maven plugin for making chmod +x jar files

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-06-06.

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What are some of the best open-source Distribution projects in Java? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Nexus 1,458
2 Capsule 1,148
3 JavaPackager 762
4 Getdown 485
5 artipie 378
6 Launch4j 319
7 jdeploy 308
8 IzPack 300
9 really-executable-jars-maven-plugin 120
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