Downloading The Grinder


The Grinder can be downloaded from New users are advised to start with The Grinder 3. The source code is also available.

The Grinder 3 is distributed as two zip files which you should expand using unzip, WinZip or similar. Everything required to run The Grinder is in the zip file labelled The remaining files that are needed to build The Grinder are distributed in the zip file labelled; these are mainly of interest to developers wanting to extend The Grinder.

What else do I need?

To run The Grinder:

Java Standard Edition 6, equivalent, or laterFor The Grinder 3.
Java 2 Standard Edition 1.3, equivalent, or laterFor The Grinder 2.
JSSE (Java Secure Socket Extension) 1.0.2 For SSL support with The Grinder 2.
JSSE is a standard part of Java 2 Standard Edition 1.4.1 and later, so this extension is not requried for The Grinder 3.

Downloading The Grinder using Maven

Some users will find it preferable to use Maven to manage The Grinder. On release, the jar files are deployed to the Sonatype OSS Nexus repository, and will be synchronised to Maven Central soon afterwards. You can choose either to depend on the the zip file, which should be identical to the Sourceforge download, or the individual jar files.