Downloading The Grinder
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 grinder-version.zip. The remaining files that are needed to build The Grinder are distributed in the zip file labelled grinder-version-src.zip; 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 later||For The Grinder 3.|
|Java 2 Standard Edition 1.3, equivalent, or later||For 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.