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This is the official GitHub page for Biota!

###Compiling Biota

Setup Java

Setup Git

Setup Biota

####Setup Java The Java JDK is used to compile Biota.

  1. Download and install the Java JDK.
    • Windows/Mac download link. Scroll down, accept the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE, and download it (if you have a 64-bit OS, please download the 64-bit version).
    • Linux: Installation methods for certain popular flavors of Linux are listed below. If your distribution is not listed, follow the instructions specific to your package manager or install it manually here.
      • Gentoo: emerge dev-java/oracle-jdk-bin
      • Archlinux: pacman -S jdk7-openjdk
      • Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
      • Fedora: yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk
  2. Windows: Set environment variables for the JDK.
    • Go to Control Panel\System and Security\System, and click on Advanced System Settings on the left-hand side.
    • Click on Environment Variables.
    • Under System Variables, click New.
    • For Variable Name, input JAVA_HOME.
    • For Variable Value, input something similar to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_51 (or wherever your Java JDK installation is), and click Ok.
    • Scroll down to a variable named Path, and double-click on it.
    • Append ;%JAVA_HOME%\bin EXACTLY AS SHOWN and click Ok. Make sure the location is correct; double-check just to make sure.
  3. Open up your command line and run javac. If it spews out a bunch of possible options and the usage, then you're good to go. If not, try the steps again and make sure your Path variable is correct.

####Setup Git Git is used to clone Biota and update your local copy.

  1. Download and install Git here.
    • Optional: Download and install a Git GUI client, such as Github for Windows/Mac, SmartGitHg, TortoiseGit, etc. A nice list is available here.

####Setup Biota This allows ForgeGradle to know what it's compiling.

  1. Open up your command line.
  2. Navigate to a place where you want to download Biota's source (eg C:\Github\Biota\) by executing mkdir [folder location] and then cd [folder location]. This location is known as mcdev from now on.
  3. Execute git clone This will download Biota's source into mcdev.
  4. Your directory structure should now look like:

|-Other misc Biota files (should include `build.gradle`)

5. Open a command line in your ForgeGradle folder and execute gradlew build if using Windows. * Note: If you have Gradle installed, use gradle instead.

6. Gradle will now install ForgeGradle, download all needed files and build Biota. This can take a while the first time.

7. Find your fresh copy of Biota in mcdev/build/libs!

###Contributing ####Submitting a Pull Request

  1. If you haven't already, create a Github account.
  2. Click the Fork icon at the top-right of this page (below your username).
  3. Make the changes that you want to.
  4. Click Pull Request at the right-hand side of the gray bar directly below your fork's name.
  5. Click Click to create a pull request for this comparison, enter your PR's title, and make a description of what's changed.
  6. Click Send pull request, and you're done!

####Creating an issue

  1. Go to the issues page.
  2. Click New Issue right below Star and Fork.
  3. Enter your Issue's title (something that summarizes your issue), and then create a detailed description.
  4. Click Submit new issue, and you're done!


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