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Welcome to the BaseX Open Source project. We are interested in your feedback:

  • Please send new suggestions and bug reports to our basex-talk mailing list.
  • Confirmed bugs and feature requests are discussed in our issue tracker.
  • We invite you to contribute to our Documentation.

Compiling BaseX

The code base of BaseX can be accessed on [GitHub]:

JDK 11 and JUnit are currently required to compile the complete sources of the main project. Our default IDE is Eclipse.

You can launch the following classes, which are all placed in the basex-core directory and the org.basex main package:

BaseX        : console mode
BaseXServer  : server instance, waiting for requests
BaseXClient  : console mode, interacting with the server
BaseXGUI     : graphical user interface

Moreover, try -h to list the available command line options. For example, you can use BaseX to process XQuery expressions without entering the console.

Using Eclipse

BaseX is being developed with the Eclipse environment. Some style guidelines are integrated in the sources of BaseX; they are being embedded as soon as you open the project.

Running BaseX

The following steps can be performed to start BaseX with Eclipse:

  • Press RunRun...
  • Create a new Java Application launch configuration
  • Select basex as Project
  • Choose a Main class (e.g., org.basex.BaseXGUI)
  • Launch the project via Run

Best regards, have fun,

Your BaseX Team