Andrey Hihlovskiy

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Gretty version 0.0.16 is out!

I release Gretty (gradle plugin for jetty) version 0.0.16!


  • redesigned tasks as two classes: GrettyStartTask and GrettyServiceTask.
  • moved documentation from to wiki pages.
  • drawn beautiful state diagrams for all Gretty tasks.

Sources and documentation at

Also available on jcenter & maven central!


Gretty version 0.0.15 is out!

I release Gretty (gradle plugin for jetty) version 0.0.15!

New: fast-reload of webapp-resources, jdk8-compatibility.

Sources and documentation at

Also available on jcenter & maven central!

Gretty 0.0.14 is out!

Hello there,

Gretty version 0.0.14 is out – on github, on maven central and jcenter!

What’s new: now Gretty supports jvmArgs parameter in plugin extension. See more information in what’s new section of the documentation.

Gretty is a feature-rich Gradle plugin, designed for running Web-Applications on Jetty. See more information in main features section of the documentation.

Many thanks to Justin Munn for contribution!

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”.

Mavenize version 0.0.1 is out!

I release Mavenize version 0.0.1 – jar library and gradle plugin for mavenizing OSGi bundles!

Sources and documentation available at:

Soon in maven central!

Gretty 0.0.8 is out!

I released Gretty version 0.0.8!

New: support of “jetty.xml” and “jetty-env.xml”.

Gretty is gradle plugin for running web-applications under jetty 7, 8 and 9 and servlet API 2.5, 3.0.1 and 3.1.0. It greatly simplifies and accelerates web-application development by providing:

  • hot-deployment
  • war-overlays
  • java debugger support
  • jetty security realms support
  • jetty.xml and jetty-env.xml support
  • slf4j/logback support

The complete sources and documentation are available at

The compiled jars are in maven central under group 'org.akhikhl.gretty'

Gretty Plugin 0.0.5 is out

Gretty Plugin 0.0.5 is out and soon will be in maven central.

Gretty Plugin home:

Gretty Plugin is now on Maven Central

I published Gretty Plugin to maven central, coordinates: org.akhikhl.gretty:gretty-plugin:0.0.4.
Project home:

Gretty Plugin is actually gradle plugin for running web-applications under jetty 8.1.8 and servlet API 3.0.1.

Script for batch installation of maven artifacts

I created gradle script that delivers batch installation of maven artifacts to local maven repository (source code here:

The script supports two tasks – installContribs and cleanContribs – but can be extended with additional tasks (for example, implementing deployment to corporate repo).

how it works:

1. you call it with the command-line:

gradle -b contribs.gradle

(or you rename script to “build.gradle” and just put it somewhere in the multi-project tree, it will be called by gradle automatically).

2. installContribs task iterates the current folder (where the script resides) and all it’s subfolders

3. in each folder it iterates files with extension “pom”

4. for each found pom-file it looks for “.jar”, “-sources.jar” and “-javadoc.jar” and install all found files (together with pom) to the local maven repository.

5. pom-file without jars will be installed as an artifact on it’s own. Typical use-case: installation of parent-poms and aggregator-poms.

The script accurately calculates inputs/outputs. If all files were not changed since the last installation, it does not install anything and shows “UP-TO-DATE” in the console.

cleanContribs task makes script “forget” about the time of the last artifact installation. As the result, running script with installContribs task will install all artifacts anew.