Neman depends on clojure and clojure-contrib projects but they are not in any public maven or ivy repository. Best way to solve this is to check out http://www.bitbucket.org/ksojat/truba/ that will publish clojure and clojure-contrib jars to your local ivy repository. For now neman provides: - Parsing of command line arguments (wrapper for Apache commons-cli) - XML DOM construction and XML templates (wrapper for jDOM) - JSON library (wrapper for Jackson) - Jetty helpers for server configuration from Clojure scripts. Before Installing checkout http://bitbucket.org/ksojat/truba and build it so it will pull clojure and clojure-contrib dependencies. To build all modules type: ant publish-all And to generate script that will start Repl with correct classpath and JLine support type: ant repl You will get ./clojure script in project root.