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BASEX ==========================================================================

 Welcome to the source code of BaseX.

 To get the project running as smooth as possible, please consider the
 following notes:

COMPILING BASEX ----------------------------------------------------------------

 JDK 1.6 and JUnit is currently needed to compile the complete sources of the
 main project. If you are using another environment than Eclipse or don't have
 JUnit installed, just delete the 'test' package inside the project and rebuild
 the project.

 You can launch the following classes, which are all placed in the 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 Run -> Run...
 - Create a new "Java Application" launch configuration
 - Select "basex" as "Project"
 - Choose a "Main class" (e.g., org.basex.BaseXGUI for the GUI version)
 - Launch the project via 'Run'

ADDING CHECKSTYLE --------------------------------------------------------------

 Some additional Checkstyle guidelines are defined in the project:

 - Open Eclipse
 - Press "Help" -> "Install new Software..."
 - Press "Search for new features to install"
 - Enter the URL:
 - Follow the installation procedure and restart Eclipse

USING GIT ----------------------------------------------------------------------

The code base of BaseX can be accessed via GitHub (

Main Package » git clone git://
APIs: JAX-RX (REST), XML:DB, XQJ » git clone git://
Code Examples » git clone git://
JAX-RX Interface » git clone git://


 Any kind of feedback is welcome; please check out the online documentation at

 Tell us if you run into any troubles installing BaseX:

 You are as well invited to contribute to our bug tracker:

 All the best,
 BaseX Team, 2011

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