java_dude java_dude - 21 days ago 5
Java Question

Where can I download Spring Framework jars without using Maven?

SpringSource.org changed their site to http://spring.io

Does someone know how to get the latest build without Maven/github? from http://spring.io/projects

Answer

Please edit to keep this list of mirrors current

I found this maven repo where you could download from directly a zip file containing all the jars you need.

Alternate solution: Maven

The solution I prefer is using Maven, it is easy and you don't have to download each jar alone. You can do it with the following steps:

  1. Create an empty folder anywhere with any name you prefer, for example spring-source
  2. Create a new file named pom.xml
  3. Copy the xml below into this file
  4. Open the spring-source folder in your console
  5. Run mvn install
  6. After download finished, you'll find spring jars in /spring-source/target/dependencies

    <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
      <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
      <groupId>spring-source-download</groupId>
      <artifactId>SpringDependencies</artifactId>
      <version>1.0</version>
      <properties>
        <project.build.sourceEncoding>UTF-8</project.build.sourceEncoding>
      </properties>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
          <artifactId>spring-context</artifactId>
          <version>3.2.4.RELEASE</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
      <build>
        <plugins>
          <plugin>
            <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
            <artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
            <version>2.8</version>
            <executions>
              <execution>
                <id>download-dependencies</id>
                <phase>generate-resources</phase>
                <goals>
                  <goal>copy-dependencies</goal>
                </goals>
                <configuration>
                  <outputDirectory>${project.build.directory}/dependencies</outputDirectory>
                </configuration>
              </execution>
            </executions>
          </plugin>
        </plugins>
      </build>
    </project>
    

Also, if you need to download any other spring project, just copy the dependency configuration from its corresponding web page.

For example, if you want to download Spring Web Flow jars, go to its web page, and add its dependency configuration to the pom.xml dependencies, then run mvn install again.

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.springframework.webflow</groupId>
  <artifactId>spring-webflow</artifactId>
  <version>2.3.2.RELEASE</version>
</dependency>