Building JMeter

Before you can compile JMeter, you will need a few things:

Acquiring the source

The official source releases of Apache JMeter can be downloaded from download page.

Compiling and packaging JMeter using Gradle

JMeter can be built entirely using Gradle. The basic command is:

./gradlew build

See the list of available tasks via ./gradlew tasks (or ./gradlew tasks --all) for the other tasks that can be used. More detailed information about the available tasks can be found in

Opening project via IntelliJ IDEA

You require IntelliJ 2018.3.1 or newer.

Compiling and packaging JMeter using Eclipse

Option 1 : Importing Eclipse project via Eclipse's "import Gradle project" wizard

Recent Eclipse versions can import Gradle projects automatically, so use File → Import... Then choose Existing Gradle Project and proceed with the import.

Option 2 : Setting up Eclipse project with Gradle task

Once you have downloaded the sources, you can setup the Eclipse project by running:
./gradlew eclipse
You can then import the project using File → Import → Existing projects into Workspace and select the folder containing JMeter sources.

Contributing to JMeter

We love contribution

We are very grateful to you if you take some time to contribute to the project. If you have some time to spend on the project you can pick existing enhancement or bug from Issues page.
You can also contribute to translation, see JMeter Localisation (Translator's Guide).

Submitting a patch

If you want to contribute to JMeter for a bug fix or enhancement, here is the procedure to follow:

Check your patch

Before submitting your patch ensure you do the following:
Check that patch compiles and follows Tab space policy by running:

./gradlew check

Check that patch does not break JUnit tests by running:

./gradlew test

Create a pull request using Git

Different operating systems have different defaults for end-of-line markers. Typical configuration is CRLF for Windows and LF for macOS and GNU/Linux.
It is recommended to follow that configuration by appropriate settings of core.autocrlf. For Windows
git config --global core.autocrlf true
, and for macOS and GNU/Linux set
git config --global core.autocrlf input
Git will automatically recognize text files in the repository thanks to .gitattributes, and Git will convert line endings for text files to the appropriate platform-native format (according to core.autocrlf)
Certain files (e.g. *.sh or *.bat) have predefined end of line policy no matter the configuration of the developer workstation.

Proposing a change with a patch

If you cannot to create a pull request at GitHub, you might submit your changes as a unified diff patch on JMeter dev mailing list.

Automated builds

Automated (nightly) builds

As part of the development process, the JMeter project has access to various Continuous Integration (CI) server builds. The build output can be useful for testing recent changes to the code-base.

Please note that the builds have not undergone any QA and should only be used for development testing. For further information, see the Nightly builds for developers page.

Building Add-Ons

Building Add-Ons

There is no need to build JMeter if you just want to build an add-on. Just download the binary archive and add the jars to the classpath or use Maven artifacts to build your add-ons. You may want to also download the source so it can be used by the IDE.

See the extras/addons* files in the source tree for some suggestions

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