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Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Hi,

I want to know the advantage of using a jar file. I know that jar files helps in reducing the size and that it can be digitally signed. But, in our project, which they develop via eclipse, each plugin is built into a jar file. What/how does it help?

Thanks,
Pavan.
 
Tim Moores
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If nothing else, it's much easier to distribute a single jar file than a hierarchy of loose class files.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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