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Thrift Java Software Library


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Building and installing from source

When using a CMake build from the source distribution on Linux the easiest way to build and install is this simple command line:

make all && sudo make install/fast

It is important to use the install/fast option to eliminate the automatic rebuild by dependency that causes issues because the build tooling is designed to work with cached files in the user home directory during the build process. Instead this builds the code in the expected local build tree and then uses CMake install code to copy to the target destination.

Building Thrift with Gradle without CMake/Autoconf

The Thrift Java source is not build using the GNU tools, but rather uses the Gradle build system, which tends to be predominant amongst Java developers.

To compile the Java Thrift libraries, simply do the following:


Yep, that's easy. Look for libthrift-.jar in the build/libs directory.

The default build will run the unit tests which expect a usable Thrift compiler to exist on the system. You have two choices for that.

  • Build the Thrift executable from source at the default location in the source tree. The project is configured to look for it there.

  • Install the published binary distribution to have Thrift executable in a known location and add the path to the ~/.gradle/ file using the property name “thrift.compiler”. For example this would set the path in a Windows box if Thrift was installed under C:\Thrift


To just build the library without running unit tests you simply do this.

./gradlew assemble

To install the library in the local Maven repository location where other Maven or Gradle builds can reference it simply do this.

./gradlew install

The library will be placed in your home directory under .m2/repository

To include Thrift in your applications simply add libthrift.jar to your classpath, or install if in your default system classpath of choice.

Build Thrift behind a proxy:

./gradlew -Dhttp.proxyHost=myproxyhost -Dhttp.proxyPort=8080 -Dhttp.proxyUser=thriftuser -Dhttp.proxyPassword=topsecret

or via

./configure --with-java GRADLE_OPTS='-Dhttp.proxyHost=myproxyhost -Dhttp.proxyPort=8080 -Dhttp.proxyUser=thriftuser -Dhttp.proxyPassword=topsecret'

Unit Test HTML Reports

The build will automatically generate an HTML Unit Test report. This can be found under build/reports/tests/test/index.html. It can be viewed with a browser directly from that location.

Clover Code Coverage for Thrift

The build will optionally generate Clover Code coverage if the Gradle property cloverEnabled=true is set in ~/.gradle/ or on the command line via -PcloverEnabled=true. The generated report can be found under the location build/reports/clover/html/index.html. It can be viewed with a browser directly from that location. Additionally, a PDF report is generated and is found under the location build/reports/clover/clover.pdf.

The following command will build, unit test, and generate Clover reports:

./gradlew -PcloverEnabled=true

Publishing Maven Artifacts to Maven Central

The Automake build generates a Makefile that provides the correct parameters when you run the build provided the has been set with the correct version number. The Gradle build will receive the correct value for the build. The same applies to the CMake build, the value from the file will be used if you execute these commands:

make maven-publish   -- This is for an Automake Linux build
make MavenPublish    -- This is for a CMake generated build

The uploadArchives task in Gradle is preconfigured with all necessary details to sign and publish the artifacts from the build to the Apache Maven staging repository. The task requires the following externally provided properties to authenticate to the repository and sign the artifacts. The preferred approach is to create or edit the ~/.gradle/ file and add the following properties to it.

# Signing key information for artifacts PGP signature (values are examples)

# Apache Maven staging repository user credentials

It is also possible to manually publish using the Gradle build directly. With the key information and credentials in place the following will generate if needed the build artifacts and proceed to publish the results.

./gradlew -Prelease=true -Pthrift.version=0.11.0 uploadArchives

It is also possible to override the target repository for the Maven Publication by using a Gradle property, for example you can publish signed JAR files to your company internal server if you add this to the command line or in the ~/.gradle/ file. The URL below assumes a Nexus Repository.


Or the same on the command line:

./gradlew -Pmaven-repository-url= -Prelease=true -Pthrift.version=0.11.0 uploadArchives