A modular plugin framework built for Sponge.


  • Lightweight and small module framework.
  • Lazy-loading of classes, unused modules are not loaded.


  • Java 8
  • Sponge


Note: If you do not have Gradle installed then use ./gradlew for Unix systems or Git Bash and gradlew.bat for Windows systems in place of any ‘gradle’ command.

In order to build ModularFramework you simply need to run the gradle build command. You can find the compiled JAR file in ./build/libs labeled similarly to ‘ModularFramework-x.x.x-SNAPSHOT.jar’.

Getting ModularFramework

Using Gradle or Maven

ModularFramework is available on the following maven repository,

The following line will add the repository to gradle when placed in the repositories closure,

maven { url '' }

The following line will add the dependency when placed in the dependencies closure,

compile 'com.me4502:ModularFramework:VERSION'

Direct Download

ModularFramework can be downloaded here. This version can be used as both a plugin and a library.

Using ModularFramework

To get started with ModularFramework, call the static method in the ModularFramework class titled registerModuleController. From here, you have access to methods to register modules annotated with an @Module annotation.

Using ModularFramework as a shaded dependency

When shading ModularFramework, it is important to do a relocate on the shade. Inside the relocate however, the ModularFramework class should be excluded. Failure to do so will remove some crucial functionality.

relocate ("com.me4502.modularframework", "your.plugin.package.modularframework") {
    exclude "com.me4502.modularframework.ModularFramework"

Outside of the relocate closure, the file that was excluded still needs to be removed from the jar. The following line accomplishes that.

exclude "com/me4502/modularframework/ModularFramework.class"

Ensure that the exclude statement occurs after the relocate statement.

From this point, continue to use the library as you normally would, except with ShadedModularFramework instead of ModularFramework.

Plugins using ModularFramework

Have a plugin using ModularFramework? Contact me and I’ll add it.

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Published on Jan 25, 2017




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