Boxer, the One-Punch Solution to Boxing up your Eclipse Java Software


Boxer is a Packaging Tool for Eclipse Java Projects. It builds JAR files from your Eclipse Java Project. It’s sexy, it’s cool, it’s fast, and it’s totally free!

The following summarizes what Boxer can do for you:

Boxer’s documentation is not yet finished, but the program is fully functional, and hoped to be easy enough to use without documentation. Tool tips explain a lot of what is expected. And yes, feedback is certainly much appreciated!

So, if you have Java (rather than JEE) projects under Eclipse, and you are looking for an easy, yet powerful way to generate executable JAR files, and even distributable archives from your projects, why not give Boxer a try?

Description:A Packaging Tool for Eclipse Java Projects. It builds JAR files from your Eclipse Java Project. It's sexy, it's cool, it's fast, and it's totally free!
License:GNU General Public License (GPL) v3 (Free as in Speech)
Requirements:Java 1.7+
Launch (shell):java -jar boxer.jar
Download:boxer.jar (420.8KiB)

NOTE: Boxer is a single JAR. It creates a .boxer-conf file in each Eclipse project directory for which you save Boxer settings. These settings are used whenever you change the Boxer configuration for the project, or use Boxer to package it.


In reverse-chronological order:

Version 1.3 (2014-02-22)

Version 1.2.1 (2013-12-06)

Version 1.2 (2013-10-14)

NOTE: I had hoped to rework the source code, clean up the ugly (bad) design, and make it all more maintainable, but I don’t have the time to work on it right now. I suppose it’s better than nothing, but I’m not too proud of it.

Version 1.1.1 (2013-09-23)

Version 1.1 (2013-09-22)

Version 1.0.3 (2013-09-19)

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