BuildToolsGUI 1.0

Windows BuildTools Wrapper

  1. DemonWav
    Contributors:
    DemonWav
    I didn't want to make this, but as the BuildTools wiki has been locked I decided I needed an area I could post and update for BuildToolsGUI.

    BuildToolsGUI is a Windows application which wraps BuildTools and handles installing dependencies and setting up the build environment. It has a very simple user interface with really only one relevant button. Download the application on Windows, click the "Run BuildTools" button, and it should(TM) handle everything for you, and Just Work.

    BuildToolsGUI is a .NET 4.5 application, so you will need to have it installed to run it. You do not need Java installed, it will install Java for you if you do not already have it. It is extremely likely you already have .NET 4.5 if you have a modern Windows machine, but if somehow you don't, you can download it from Microsoft here.

    BuildToolsGUI supports Windows 7 through Windows 10, and it should also work on Windows Vista. BuildTools can run fine on a 32 bit machine, but it is generally not supported by BuildToolsGUI.

    By default BuildToolsGUI builds what is marked as "latest" by Spigot. There is a drop-down box on the top right-ish part of the program which allows you to choose a different version. This can sometimes be necessary for new releases when Spigot hasn't updated which version "latest" points to yet. BuildToolsGUI parses this page when it starts, so it should automatically add any new versions that are added.

    The Java and PortableGit downloads are also dynamically set for BuildToolsGUI, so program updates aren't needed to update the URL's it uses to download them. When the "Run BuildTools" or "Update BuildTools" button is clicked it uses https://www.demonwav.com/buildtools.json to determine these links. I update it whenever I see an update for Java or PortableGit is released, but BuildToolsGUI will not update either for you if you already have it.

    BuildToolsGUI is a very simple program, if you want to view the source you can see it here. It is licensed under the MIT license. If you have issues please report them here. Please feel free to add new features or fix bugs and submit a pull request back.

    Screenshot:
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    Current Known Issue: Bash on Ubuntu on Windows breaks Java and therefore breaks BuildTools, as well as BuildToolsGUI. This won't and can't be fixed until Java is working properly in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

    As you can easily tell, I'm not a good writer and I don't know how to present things very well. If someone would like to help me reformat this page to make it look nicer and more presentable, please get in contact with me.

Recent Reviews

  1. SmushHD
    SmushHD
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Thank you so much for this! This saves so much time and is easy to use. Well done!
  2. Konbbomba
    Konbbomba
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
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    10 out of 10 can't say no more!
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  3. Meepidy
    Meepidy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Amazing. Much easier than to manually download and build BuildTools for every update.

    Thank you for this <3
  4. __Tigo__
    __Tigo__
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Works beautiful! Such a nice application! You deserve such a high rating!

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  5. DireWolf
    DireWolf
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    It took a while to run, but it definitely saved me a lot of time trying to get things up and running. Thanks!
  6. HOSMAN43
    HOSMAN43
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Works Great! I cannot thank you enough! You deserve much more than a 5 star rating! Thank you sooooooooooooo much!
  7. JustBru00
    JustBru00
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great tool for me. Also great for my friends that do not understand the manual spigot building instructions.
  8. Mendo
    Mendo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Saved me a lot of time from having to decipher the manual instructions. It's been a long while since I installed Spigot so this made the experience a lot easier!
  9. Bigg_Daddyy
    Bigg_Daddyy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Freaking amazing 1000 times more easy to download the newest version just amazing keep up the good work ;)
  10. Zanzo
    Zanzo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    For a anyone new to running a SpigotMC server, this is probably the easiest way to download/install everything needed to run a Spigot server. For more experienced users, this is still one of the easiest ways to download/install everything needed to run a Spigot server as well. I have setup quite a few Spigot minecraft servers for people, and I have to say, I probably use BuildToolsGUI to handle setting up Spigot more then any other method.

    BuildToolsGUI is what I personally used to build Spigot for my first few personal minecraft servers that I setup for my kids. It is a definite "Must Have" tool for anyone interested in running Spigot on a Windows system.