Copying my post from an apparently non-public forum so that everyone can read it How to use git: Create an account on GitHub. Create a repository using the name of your project. On Windows, install MSYSGIT. On Linux, use your package manager to install git. Open up a [msysgit-]bash prompt, cd to your project folder, and: Code: git init git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:USERNAME/PROJECTNAME.git git add SRC git commit -m "Commit message goes here!" git push -u origin Where SRC is your source files. If they're all in a directory named "src" (If they aren't you should learn Maven (also CLI-based). It makes building jars so much quicker ). For future updates: Code: git add SRC git commit -m "Updated updates with an updating updater of updatedness!" git push You only have to use "-u origin" on the very first push. After that, it knows where you're pushing to. How to use Maven: Eclipse and IDEA should be able to automatically load Maven projects if they're in the right format. Use the following layout: PROJECTNAME/ src/ main/ java/ com/ yourname/ PROJECTNAME/ PROJECTNAME.javaresources/ plugin.ymlpom.xmlYou can use some other layout for the package (com/yourname) if you actually own a domain name, but DO NOT USE com, net, or org/bukkit (or com, net, or org.bukkit in your java file). In pom.xml, put the following: Code: <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd"> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion> <groupId>com.yourname</groupId> <artifactId>PROJECTNAME</artifactId> <version>0.1</version> <name>PROJECTNAME</name> <url>http://yourdomainifyouhaveone.com/yourprojectpageifyouhaveone</url> <dependencies> <!-- You don't necessarily need to depend on Permissions if you don't want to, but this is how you add a dependency --> <dependency> <groupId>com.nijikokun.bukkit</groupId> <artifactId>Permissions</artifactId> <version>2.5.5</version> <type>jar</type> <scope>compile</scope> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.bukkit</groupId> <artifactId>bukkit</artifactId> <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version> <type>jar</type> <scope>compile</scope> </dependency> </dependencies> <properties> <project.build.sourceEncoding>UTF-8</project.build.sourceEncoding> </properties> </project> You need to download maven from maven.apache.org. You might need to add whatever folder you put it in to your PATH. In Windows, see this page. Just add ";whereveryouextractedthezipto/bin" to the end. If there's already a semi-colon on the end, then you don't need to add another. In Linux, just install maven (or maven-bin) from your package manager. To install Bukkit so that Maven can find them, download the jars, then use the following command: Code: mvn install:install-file -Dfile=whereveryoudownloadedbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar -DgroupId=com.bukkit -DartifactId=bukkit -Dversion=0.0.1-SNAPSHOT -Dpackaging=jar The same command can be modified slightly to install any other jar you depend on. For Permissions: Code: mvn install:install-file -Dfile=whereveryoudownloadedPermissions-2.5.5.jar -DgroupId=com.nijikokun -DartifactId=Permissions -Dversion=2.5.5 -Dpackaging=jar Replace file, groupId, artifactId, and version as needed, just make sure you use the right strings. Of course, if they've released the source (and have a decent pom.xml, which some do not (/me wags finger at GroupManager)), you can just download it and use 'mvn install' to compile it yourself. Then, you can just cd into your project directory and type "mvn install" and it will build your jar with all dependencies, and you can copy it from the repository to your plugins folder.