[Maven] Pack project and dependencies in a single jar file

Use the maven-assembly-plugin.

<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <artifactId>maven-assembly-plugin</artifactId>
      <configuration>
        <descriptorRefs>
          <descriptorRef>jar-with-dependencies</descriptorRef>
        </descriptorRefs>
        <archive>
          <manifest>
            <mainClass>fully.qualified.MainClass</mainClass>
          </manifest>
        </archive>
      </configuration>
      <executions>
        <execution>
          <phase>package</phase>
          <goals>
            <goal>single</goal>
          </goals>
        </execution>
      </executions>
    </plugin>
  </plugins>
</build>

References

  1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2022032/building-a-runnable-jar-with-maven-2
  2. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1814526/problem-building-executable-jar-with-maven
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