Kickstart is a small framework to start JavaSE applications. Before application could be packaged into fat JARs easily, the approach was to copy all needed libraries into a directory (like lib) and to create a CLASSPATH containing all these libraries. Kickstart automates this by using a configured library path and adding all libraries in it to a new CLASSPATH before starting the configured main class.

Kickstart 1.0.0 was release May 07th 2014 to the public. The Kickstart helper is stable for production and was used already on mission critical systems to provide functionality implemented in Java.

Have a look to the Kickstart 1.0.0 Maven Site, too.