Component Publisher

Maven Central Gradle Plugin Portal License

A Gradle plugin to easily publish components based on maven-publish.

You can find the latest released plugin on Gradle Plugin Portal.

Todo & Progress

  • Publish this plugin onto gradle plugin portal.
  • Improvement of usage doc.
  • Run the publication task with options by project properties.
  • Support signing artifacts before publishing.
  • Import GitHub Actions for automatically publishing.
  • Use TestKit to test functions of Gradle plugin.


  • Publish components easily without any complex configs.
  • Support multi type components. e.g, Java library, Android library, Kotlin lib, Gradle lib etc.
  • Support publishing libraries into local repos, Sonatype release/snapshot repos or Github packages.
  • Safely configure your sensitive credentials in

Getting Started

You can quickly publish your own components by following steps with this plugin.

1. Apply plugin

You need apply cn.dorck.component.publisher in build.gradle:

plugins {
  id("cn.dorck.component.publisher") version "1.0.2"

2. Configure publish options

You can customize your own publication options like this in your module build.gradle to be released:

publishOptions {
    group = ""
    version = "0.1.0-LOCAL"
    artifactId = "sample-library"

As shown above, you will publish sample-library component into mavenLocal() which stores at /Users/<username>/.m2/repository.

Currently, it supports the following more configuration properties:

Option Description
group The group of maven publication. If empty, use project’s group.
artifactId The artifactId of maven publication. If empty, use project’s name.
version The version of maven publication. If empty, use project’s version.
userName The username of credentials for maven repo.
password The password of credentials for maven repo.
releaseRepoUrl Url for maven release repository.
snapshotRepoUrl Url for maven snapshot repository.
description Library description written in pom file.
packSourceCode Whether to package the source code into jar/aar.
transitiveDependency Will transitive dependencies be required.

If you want to publish component onto remote repositories, you need to specify the userName , password and releaseRepoUrl or snapshotRepoUrl.

3. Execute publication task

Now, you can easily publish your component by gradle command:

$ ./gradlew :<component module name>:publishComponent

Next you will see the following log output from the terminal:


4. Configure stable options

Normally, our repository urls and credentials information are the same for different components. To prevent repeated configuration, a global default options properties file is supported here. You can just put your global properties in root project like this:


Note: If you want to specify repo options for a component, just add repo info in its build.gradle >> publishOptions DSL.

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