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Kotlin Libraries

This area of the project is all written in Kotlin and assumes you've got the Kotlin IDEA plugin installed.

This area of the project uses Maven for its build. You need to install a recent Maven distribution and setup environment variables as following:

JDK_16="path to JDK 1.6"
JDK_17="path to JDK 1.7"
JDK_18="path to JDK 1.8"

The main part of kotlin runtime and all tools are compiled against JDK 1.6 and also there are two extensions for the standard library which are compiled against JDK 1.7 and 1.8 respectively, so you need to have all these JDKs installed.

Then you'll be able to build tools and libraries with:

mvn install

For more details see the Getting Started Guide.

Be sure to build Kotlin compiler distribution before launching Maven: see at root level, section "Building".

If your maven build is failing with Out-Of-Memory errors, set JVM options for maven in MAVEN_OPTS environment variable like this:

MAVEN_OPTS="-Xms512m -Xmx1024m -XX:PermSize=256m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m"

Gradle Plugin

Gradle plugin sources can be found at the kotlin-gradle-plugin module.

To build only gradle plugin and necessary dependencies use the following command:

mvn clean install -pl :kotlin-gradle-plugin -am
# to skip all tests also add -DskipTests

Gradle integration tests

Gradle integration tests can be found at the kotlin-gradle-plugin-integration-tests module.

These tests are slow, so they are skipped by default.

To run integration tests use the 'run-gradle-integration-tests' profile:

mvn clean install -pl :kotlin-gradle-plugin-integration-tests -am -Prun-gradle-integration-tests