Compiling Java applications

Meson has experimental support for compiling Java programs. The basic syntax consists of only one function and would be used like this:

project('javaprog', 'java')

myjar = jar('mything', 'com/example/',
            main_class : 'com.example.Prog')

test('javatest', myjar)

However note that Meson places limitations on how you lay out your code.

  • all Java files for a jar must be under the subdirectory the jar definition is in
  • all Java files must be in paths specified by their package, e.g. a class called com.example.Something must be in a Java file situated at com/example/
  • Meson only deals with jar files, you cannot poke individual class files (unless you do so manually)

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