11.2 haxelib.json

Each Haxe library requires a haxelib.json file in which the following attributes are defined:

  • name: The name of the library. It must contain at least 3 characters among the following: [A-Za-z0-9_-.]. In particular, no spaces are allowed.
  • url: The URL of the library, i.e. where more information can be found.
  • license: The license under which the library is released. Can be GPL, LGPL, BSD, Public (for Public Domain) or MIT.
  • tags: An array of tag-strings which are used on the repository website to sort libraries.
  • description: The description of what the library is doing.
  • version: The version string of the library. This is detailed in Versioning.
  • classPath: The path string to the source files.
  • releasenote: The release notes of the current version.
  • contributors: An array of user names which identify contributors to the library.
  • dependencies: An object describing the dependencies of the library. This is detailed in Dependencies.

The following JSON is a simple example of a haxelib.json:

  "name": "useless_lib",
  "url" : "https://github.com/jasononeil/useless/",
  "license": "MIT",
  "tags": ["cross", "useless"],
  "description": "This library is useless in the same way on every platform.",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "releasenote": "Initial release, everything is working correctly.",
  "contributors": ["Juraj","Jason","Nicolas"],
  "dependencies": {
    "tink_macro": "",
    "nme": "3.5.5"