# general


11/21/2016, 3:23 PM
@plain-sundown-25537 understood. What I'd like to know is what you're using the jar for. The assumption the pants team had was that jars would only be used for 2 purposes: 1 to deploy a binary via
./pants binary
- which produces a fat jar to dist/ or
./pants bundle
which produces an application archive containing jars to dist/ 2. to publish a jar to a local or remote maven repo for sharing - in the local case using
./pants publish.jar --local=/some/path/I/know
and thus depositing the jars in a known location