Andrey Hihlovskiy

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Powerful feature in Gretty 0.0.24 – full support of Spring Boot 1.1.0

Today is a wonderful day: Spring Boot 1.1.0 was released and I released Gretty version 0.0.24.

Gretty is a feature-rich gradle plugin for running web-apps on Jetty. It supports multiple Jetty versions (7, 8 and 9), multiple web-apps and many more. It wraps Jetty functions as convenient Gradle tasks and configuration DSL. A complete list of Gretty features is available in feature overview.

There is new powerful feature in Gretty 0.0.24: it supports running Spring Boot web-apps out-of-the-box. All Gretty features, including (but not limited to) debugging, code coverage and integration tests, also apply to spring-boot web-apps.

Simplest Gretty setup with Spring Boot:

You get Gretty as maven artifacts at jcenter and maven central under the group “org.akhikhl.gretty”.

Full Gretty sources and examples are available at

Full Gretty documentation is available at


Gretty version 0.0.13 is out!

Gretty is a feature-rich gradle plugin for running web-applications under jetty.

New in version 0.0.13:

  • support of META-INF/web-fragment.xml and META-INF/resources
  • integration tests for most of the examples
  • integration of the build scripts with bintray and availability of the new version on jcenter

Full sources, documentation and examples:

Gretty 0.0.13 artifacts are available both on maven central and on jcenter under the group “org.akhikhl.gretty”.

Gretty version 0.0.9 is out! Long live gradle and jetty!

I released Gretty (gradle jetty) version 0.0.9!

New: support of JEE annotations.

Also in maven central!

Memory leaks in GradleDaemon?

Just observation: GradleDaemon eats tremendous amout of operating memory (1.5 to 2 GB) after 2 hour uptime and repeated compilation of a large project set (approx. 200 gradle projects). I’m just wondering if it a sign of memory leaks.

gradle snippet: sources and javadoc jar for every subproject of given project

gradle snippet: sources and javadoc jar for every subproject of given project

Add this to the parent “build.gradle” to enable xyz-sources.jar and xyz-javadoc.jar generation for every java and groovy subproject of the given parent project. The script tolerates non-java subprojects.