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Spring Framework Install - a quick tutorial to install Spring Framework on your development environment.

Spring Framework Install

     

Spring Framework Install - a quick tutorial to install Spring Framework on your development environment. In the last section we downloaded the latest version of Spring framework (spring-framework-2.5.1-with-dependencies.zip). In this section we will extract the downloaded file and pick the required libraries and then install in our development environment.

Extracting Spring download

Now extract the downloaded file (spring-framework-2.5.1-with-dependencies.zip) into your favorite directory. Depending upon the system speed it will take around 1 minute.

Once extract go to the extracted folder and you will find many files. 

Here are some of the file names:

  • build.bat
  • build.xml
  • build-continuous.xml
  • changelog.txt
  • license.txt
  • maven.xml
  • notice.txt
  • project.properties
  • readme.txt
  • tests.bat

Here is the screen shot of the directory:

The dist directory of the spring framework contains the spring modules (modules directory) library files. We are mostly concern with these jar files. We will copy these jar files into our development environment. These jar files are:

  • spring-aop.jar
  • spring-beans.jar
  • spring-context.jar
  • spring-context-support.jar
  • spring-core.jar
  • spring-jdbc.jar
  • spring-jms.jar
  • spring-orm.jar
  • spring-test.jar
  • spring-tx.jar
  • spring-web.jar
  • spring-webmvc.jar
  • spring-webmvc-portlet.jar
  • spring-webmvc-struts.jar

We will be using these libraries as per our requirement in our application.

Another most important directory is "lib", which contains required library files for the application.

The following libraries are included in the Spring Framework distribution because they are required either for building the framework or for running the sample apps. Note that each of these libraries is subject to the respective license; check the respective project distribution/website before using any of them in your own applications.

* ant/ant.jar, ant/ant-launcher.jar, ant-trax.jar, ant-junit.jar
- Ant 1.7 (http://ant.apache.org)
- used to build the framework and the sample apps

* antlr/antlr-2.7.6.jar
- ANTLR 2.7.6 (http://www.antlr.org)
- required for running PetClinic (by Hibernate)

* aopalliance/aopalliance.jar
- AOP Alliance 1.0 (http://aopalliance.sourceforge.net)
- required for building the framework
- included in spring.jar and spring-aop.jar

* aspectj/aspectjweaver.jar, aspectj/aspectjrt.jar, (aspectj/aspectjtools.jar)
- AspectJ 1.5.4 (http://www.aspectj.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's AspectJ support

NOTE: aspectjtools.jar is not included in the Spring distribution because of its size.
It needs to be taken from the AspectJ distribution or from Spring CVS. Note that this
is only necessary if you want to rebuild the Spring jars including the AspectJ aspects.

* axis/axis.jar, axis/wsdl4j.jar
- Apache Axis 1.4 (http://ws.apache.org/axis)
- required for building the framework
- required for running JPetStore

* bsh/bsh-2.0b4.jar
- BeanShell 2.0 beta 4 (http://www.beanshell.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's BeanShell support

* bnd/bnd.jar
- BND tool 0.0.208 (http://www.aqute.biz/Code/Bnd)
- required for adding OSGi entries to the jar manifests at build time

* c3p0/c3p0-0.9.1.2.jar
- C3P0 0.9.1.2 connection pool (http://sourceforge.net/projects/c3p0)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's C3P0NativeJdbcExtractor
- required for running Image Database

* caucho/hessian-3.1.3.jar
- Hessian/Burlap 3.1.3 (http://www.caucho.com/hessian)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Hessian/Burlap remoting support

* cglib/cglib-nodep-2.1_3.jar
- CGLIB 2.1_3 with ObjectWeb ASM 1.5.3 (http://cglib.sourceforge.net)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when proxying full target classes via Spring AOP

* commonj/commonj-twm.jar
- CommonJ TimerManager and WorkManager API 1.1 (http://dev2dev.bea.com/wlplatform/commonj/twm.html)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's CommonJ support

* concurrent/backport-util-concurrent.jar
- Dawid Kurzyniec's JSR-166 backport, version 3.0 (http://dcl.mathcs.emory.edu/util/backport-util-concurrent)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's backport-concurrent support

* dom4j/dom4j-1.6.1, dom4j/jaxen-1.1-beta-7.jar
- DOM4J 1.6.1 XML parser (http://www.dom4j.org)
- required for running PetClinic (by Hibernate)

* easymock/easymock.jar, easymock/easymockclassextension.jar
- EasyMock 1.2 (JDK 1.3 version) (http://www.easymock.org)
- required for building and running the framework's test suite

* ehcache/ehcache-1.3.0.jar
- EHCache 1.3.0 (http://ehcache.sourceforge.net)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's EHCache support
- required for running PetClinic (by Hibernate)

* freemarker/freemarker.jar
- FreeMarker 2.3.11 (http://www.freemarker.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's FreeMarker support

* glassfish/glassfish-clapi.jar
- GlassFish ClassLoader API extract (http://glassfish.dev.java.net)
- required for building the framework

* groovy/groovy-1.5.1.jar
- Groovy 1.5.1 (http://groovy.codehaus.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Groovy support

* hibernate/hibernate3.jar
- Hibernate 3.2.5 (http://www.hibernate.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Hibernate support

* hibernate/hibernate-annotation.jar
- Hibernate Annotations 3.3.0 (http://www.hibernate.org)
- required for building the "tiger" part of the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Hibernate Annotations support

* hibernate/hibernate-entitymanager.jar
- Hibernate EntityManager 3.3.1 (http://www.hibernate.org)
- required for building the "tiger" part of the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Hibernate-specific JPA support

* hibernate/jboss-archive-browsing.jar
- JBoss Archive Browsing 5.0.0 alpha
- required at runtime when using Hibernate EntityManager

* hsqldb/hsqldb.jar
- HSQLDB 1.8.0.1 (http://hsqldb.sourceforge.net)
- required for running JPetStore and PetClinic

* ibatis/ibatis-2.3.0.677.jar
- iBATIS SQL Maps 2.3.0 b677 (http://ibatis.apache.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's iBATIS SQL Maps 2.x support

* itext/iText-2.0.7.jar
- iText PDF 2.0.7 (http://www.lowagie.com/itext)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's AbstractPdfView

* j2ee/activation.jar
- JavaBeans Activation Framework 1.1 (http://java.sun.com/products/javabeans/glasgow/jaf.html)
- required at runtime when using Spring's JavaMailSender on JDK < 1.6

* j2ee/common-annotations.jar
- JSR-250 Common Annotations (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=250)
- required at runtime when using Spring's Common Annotations support on JDK < 1.6

* j2ee/connector.jar
- J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5 (http://java.sun.com/j2ee/connector)
- required for building the framework

* j2ee/ejb-api.jar
- Enterprise JavaBeans API 3.0 (http://java.sun.com/products/ejb)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's EJB support

* j2ee/el-api.jar
- JSP 2.1's EL API (http://java.sun.com/products/jsp), as used by JSF 1.2
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JSF 1.2 support

* j2ee/jaxrpc.jar
- JAX-RPC API 1.1 (http://java.sun.com/xml/jaxrpc)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JAX-RPC support

* j2ee/jms.jar
- Java Message Service API 1.1 (java.sun.com/products/jms)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JMS support

* j2ee/jsf-api.jar
- JSF API 1.1 (http://java.sun.com/j2ee/javaserverfaces)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JSF support

* j2ee/jsp-api.jar
- JSP API 2.0 (http://java.sun.com/products/jsp)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JSP support

* j2ee/jstl.jar
- JSP Standard Tag Library API 1.1 (http://java.sun.com/products/jstl)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JstlView

* j2ee/jta.jar
- Java Transaction API 1.1 (http://java.sun.com/products/jta)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JtaTransactionManager

* j2ee/mail.jar
- JavaMail 1.4 (http://java.sun.com/products/javamail)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JavaMailSender

* j2ee/persistence.jar
- Java Persistence API 1.0 (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/toplink/jpa)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JPA support

* j2ee/rowset.jar
- JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0.1 (http://java.sun.com/products/jdbc)
- required at runtime when using Spring's RowSet support on JDK < 1.5

* j2ee/servlet-api.jar
- Servlet API 2.4 (http://java.sun.com/products/servlet)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's web support

* jakarta-commons/commons-attributes-api.jar, jakarta-commons/commons-attributes-compiler.jar
- Commons Attributes 2.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/attributes)
- commons-attributes-api.jar has a patched manifest (not declaring QDox and Ant as required extensions)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Commons Attributes support

* jakarta-commons/commons-beanutils.jar
- Commons BeanUtils 1.7 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/beanutils)
- required for running JPetStore's Struts web tier

* jakarta-commons/commons-collections.jar
- Commons Collections 3.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/collections)
- required for building the framework
- required for running PetClinic, JPetStore (by Commons DBCP, Hibernate)

* jakarta-commons/commons-dbcp.jar
- Commons DBCP 1.2.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/dbcp)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's CommonsDbcpNativeJdbcExtractor
- required for running JPetStore

* jakarta-commons/commons-digester.jar
- Commons Digester 1.6 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/digester)
- required for running JPetStore's Struts web tier

* jakarta-commons/commons-discovery.jar
- Commons Discovery 0.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/discovery)
- required for running JPetStore (by Axis)

* jakarta-commons/commons-fileupload.jar
- Commons FileUpload 1.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/fileupload)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's CommonsMultipartResolver

* jakarta-commons/commons-httpclient.jar
- Commons HttpClient 3.1 (http://hc.apache.org/httpclient-3.x)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's CommonsHttpInvokerRequestExecutor

* jakarta-commons/commons-io.jar
- Commons IO 1.3.1 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/io)
- required at runtime when using Spring's CommonsMultipartResolver (by Commons FileUpload)

* jakarta-commons/commons-lang.jar
- Commons Lang 2.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/lang)
- required at runtime when using Spring's OpenJPA support (by OpenJPA)

* jakarta-commons/commons-logging.jar
- Commons Logging 1.1 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/logging)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime, as Spring uses it for all logging

* jakarta-commons/commons-pool.jar
- Commons Pool 1.3 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/pool)
- required for running JPetStore and Image Database (by Commons DBCP)

* jakarta-commons/commons-validator.jar
- Commons Validator 1.1.4 (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/validator)
- required for running JPetStore's Struts web tier on servers that eagerly load tag libraries (e.g. Resin)

* jakarta-taglibs/standard.jar
- Jakarta's JSTL implementation 1.1.2 (http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs)
- required for running JPetStore, PetClinic, Countries

* jamon/jamon-2.4.jar
- JAMon API (Java Application Monitor) 2.4 (http://www.jamonapi.com)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JamonPerformanceMonitorInterceptor

* jarjar/jarjar.jar
- Jar Jar Links 1.0 RC5 (http://code.google.com/p/jarjar)
- required for building the framework jars

* jasperreports/jasperreports-2.0.2.jar
- JasperReports 2.0.2 (http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JasperReports support

* jaxws/jws-api.jar, jaxws/jaxws-api.jar, jaxws/jaxb-api.jar, jaxws/saaj-api.jar
- JAX-WS 2.1.2 API (https://jax-ws.dev.java.net)
- required at runtime when running Spring's JAX-WS support tests on JDK < 1.6

* jdo/jdo2-api.jar
- JDO API 2.0 (http://db.apache.org/jdo)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JDO support (or jdo.jar for JDO 1.0)

* jexcelapi/jxl.jar
- JExcelApi 2.6.6 (http://jexcelapi.sourceforge.net)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's AbstractJExcelView

* jmx/jmxri.jar
- JMX 1.2.1 reference implementation
- required at runtime when using Spring's JMX support on JDK < 1.5

* jmx/jmxremote.jar
- JMX Remote API 1.0.1 reference implementation
- required at runtime when using Spring's JMX support on JDK < 1.5

* jmx/jmxremote_optional.jar
- JMXMP connector (from JMX Remote API 1.0.1 reference implementation)
- required at runtime when using the JMXMP connector (even on JDK 1.5)

* jotm/jotm.jar
- JOTM 2.0.10 (http://jotm.objectweb.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JotmFactoryBean

* jotm/xapool.jar
- XAPool 1.5.0 (http://xapool.experlog.com, also included in JOTM)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's XAPoolNativeJdbcExtractor

* jruby/jruby.jar
- JRuby 1.0.1 (http://jruby.codehaus.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JRuby support

* junit/junit-3.8.2.jar, junit/junit-4.4.jar
- JUnit 3.8.2 / 4.4 (http://www.junit.org)
- required for building and running the framework's test suite

* log4j/log4j-1.2.14.jar
- Log4J 1.2.14 (http://logging.apache.org/log4j)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Log4jConfigurer

* oc4j/oc4j-clapi.jar
- Oracle OC4J 10.1.3.1 ClassLoader API extract (http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/java/oc4j)
- required for building the framework

* openjpa/openjpa-1.0.1.jar
- OpenJPA 1.0.1 (http://openjpa.apache.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JPA support with OpenJPA as provider

* poi/poi-3.0.1.jar
- Apache POI 3.0.1 (http://jakarta.apache.org/poi)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's AbstractExcelView

* portlet/portlet-api.jar
- Portlet API 1.0 (http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr168)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Portlet support

* qdox/qdox-1.5.jar
- QDox 1.5 (http://qdox.codehaus.org)
- used by Commons Attributes 2.2 to parse source-level metadata in the build process
- required for building the framework and the attributes version of JPetStore

* quartz/quartz-all-1.6.0.jar
- Quartz 1.6.0 (http://www.opensymphony.com/quartz)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's Quartz scheduling support

* serp/serp-1.13.1.jar
- Serp 1.13.1 (http://serp.sourceforge.net)
- required at runtime when using OpenJPA

* struts/struts.jar
- Apache Struts 1.2.9 (http://jakarta.apache.org/struts)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using the Struts 1.x support or Tiles 1.x TilesView
- required for running JPetStore's Struts web tier

* testng/testng-5.5-jdk15.jar
- TestNG 5.5 (http://testng.org)
- required for building and running the framework's test suite

* tiles/tiles-api-2.0.5.jar, tiles/tiles-core-2.0.5.jar, tiles/tiles-jsp-2.0.5.jar
- Apache Tiles 2.0.5 (http://tiles.apache.org)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using the Tiles2 TilesView

* tomcat/catalina.jar, tomcat/naming-resources.jar
- Apache Tomcat 5.5.23 (http://tomcat.apache.org)
- required for building the Tomcat-specific weaver

* toplink/toplink-api.jar
- Oracle TopLink 10.1.3 API (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/toplink)
- required for building the framework
- replaced with full toplink.jar at runtime when using Spring's TopLink support

* toplink/toplink-essentials.jar
- Oracle TopLink Essentials v2 b41 (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/toplink/jpa)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's JPA support with TopLink as provider

* velocity/velocity-1.5.jar
- Velocity 1.5 (http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using Spring's VelocityView

* velocity/velocity-tools-view-1.4.jar
- Velocity Tools 1.4 (http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/tools)
- required for building the framework
- required at runtime when using VelocityView's support for Velocity Tools

You can use above libraries in your application as per your requirement.

In the next section I will show you how to setup development environment step-by-step.

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Posted on: May 23, 2009

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vaanu
July 7, 2011
Very hard to follow

The details are sketchy for beginner users.
kailash
January 16, 2012
spring query

why use spring framework campare to anether framework
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