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Kotlin multiplatform library template.

Has a baseline setup for a multiplatform library supporting all kotlin targets except deprecated wasm32.


  • Native target grouping and shared sourceSets
  • Wrapper library module that declares dependencies on all library modules
  • Uniform configuration via convention plugins convention.base, convention.library-mpp, convention.library-android & convention.publishing-mpp
  • Incremental kotlin target sets following support tiers
  • Separation of source and tests to allow for lower support tier sources, being tested by higher and more supported tier test module
  • Local sandbox module for easy library consumer side checks
  • Publication control to avoid multiple publications for targets that can be built on multiple hosts
  • detekt plugin with automatic git-hooks
  • Main host for publications can be changed via property
  • Gradle Build Scan setup
  • Gradle version catalog with easy updates ./gradlew versionCatalogUpdate
  • GH dependabot setup
  • GH release action for platform dependant publications
  • GH check action for platform dependant tests on PRs
  • Maven Central publishing setup
  • GH Packages publishing setup
  • SDKMAN support for local env (sdk man env install to get the required JDM and sdkman env to switch to it)


Here are some pointers to help you get up and running with this template


This README contains some useful badges for your project. To tailor them to your artefacts the following changes needs to be made:

  • Dokka docs - change the link as (http://$$GH_PROJECT_NAME)
  • Version maven-central - change all occurrences of dev.petuska to your own group and template-kmp-library to your root library name

Have a look at file and change these properties as needed

  • - main library developer's username
  • - main library developer's name
  • - main library developer's email
  • project.mainOS - main host to publish cross-platform artefacts from (to avoid duplicate publications). Supported values are linux, windows, macosX64 & macosArm64. Note that some mac targets can be compiled on all architectures and are set to require macosX64 by default. This can be changed in [./build-conventions/src/main/kotlin/util/buildHost.kt].
  • group - artefacts' group
  • description - library description
  • version - library version (overridden in CI, so doesn't really matter here)


All the library modules should go to [./modules] directory and be included in [./settings.gradle.kts]. There are already two sample modules to illustrate how simple the setup is - [./modules/template-kmp-library-core] & [./modules/template-kmp-library-dsl]. They both contain some sample code and tests in [./tests/template-kmp-library-core-tests] & [./tests/template-kmp-library-dsl-tests]

Kotlin Targets

The template comes packed with all kotlin targets preconfigured and grouped by support tiers controlled by a set of plugins. Lower tier plugins apply all of the higher tier plugins so you should only ever need to pick one.

  • convention.kotlin-mpp-tier0
  • convention.kotlin-mpp-tier1
  • convention.kotlin-mpp-tier2
  • convention.kotlin-mpp-tier3

Changing tiers will not break any publications as they're configured on top of pre-registered targets.

GitHub Actions

The template also comes with GH actions to check builds on PRs and publish artefacts when creating a GH release. By default, it'll publish to GH packages and Maven Central. However, to fully unlock Maven Central publishing, you'll need to add these secrets to your GH repository. If you want to quickly disable Maven Central publishing, you can toggle it at [./.github/workflows/release.yml#L80]`

  • SIGNING_KEY - GPG signing key
  • SIGNING_KEY_ID - GPG signing key ID
  • SIGNING_PASSWORD - GPG signing key password (if set)
  • SONATYPE_PASSWORD - Sonatype PAT username
  • SONATYPE_USERNAME - Sonatype PAT password