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Setting Up a Development Environment

You're encouraged to contribute to WAFFLE. The latest information about this project and source code can be found on Github at


Fork the project. Make pull requests. Bonus points for topic branches.

If you're not familiar with this workflow, please read Using Pull Requests.

Development Environment


Download Git from here. During the installation, the wizard will offer to adjust your PATH environment. Select the second option "Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt".


Download and install the JDK from here. Set JAVA_HOME to the location of the JDK in your computer's environment settings.


Download Maven from here and unzip it to a directory of your choosing, eg. c:\maven. Add the bin directory to PATH, eg. c:\maven\bin. You should be able to type mvn on the command prompt.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio is not required, but useful when editing .NET code. At the least, install the Windows SDK for your operating system. You should be able to run msbuild from the command prompt after installing sdk.

Windows SDK (Windows 7)

Windows 7 SDK can be found here

Windows SDK (Windows 8.1)

Windows 8.1 SDK can be found here


Download NUnit from here.

MSBuild Community Tasks

Download and install MSBuild Community Tasks from here.

Wix Toolset 3.10

Download and install the Wix toolset, specifically version 3.10.2 from here.

Building the Project the First Time

If you are running on Windows Vista or later, you'll want to run the command prompt as Administrator. Type build all.

c:\source\Waffle\master> build all

This downloads thirdparty libraries using Maven, builds both Debug and Release .NET binaries, all Java code, runs tests and packages a release .zip in the target directory.

Using Visual Studio

The C# implementation is in a Visual Studio solution file, Waffle.sln.

Using Eclipse

Eclipse is not required, but useful when editing Java code. Any other compariable IDE will work that has maven integration.

With Eclipse shown here, import the projects under Source/JNA.

maven-import maven-import-jna

You may see need to migrate projects for the spring packages. Try to do so, but if it fails, just cancel. This is ok. It will only work if spring is installed.


Projects will show as imported as follows.


To run the demos within the IDE, you can right click StartEmbeddedJetty > Run As (or Debug As) > Java Appliction. The server will start on localhost:8080.


To change which demo you are running, edit the code waffle-jetty/src/test/java/

String path = "../waffle-demo/waffle-filter";



'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Git is missing.

MSBuild Community Tasks

E:\Waffle.proj(2,11): error MSB4019: The imported project
"C:\Program Files\MSBuild\MSBuildCommunityTasks\MSBuild.Community.Tasks.Targets" was not found.
Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

MSBuild Community Tasks are missing.


"E:\waffle\Waffle.proj" (all target) (1) ->
"E:\waffle\Waffle.sln" (Clean target) (2) ->
(Clean target) ->  E:\waffle\Source\WindowsAuthProviderMergeModule\WindowsAuthProviderMergeModule.wixproj(107,11):
error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft\WiX\v3.x\Wix.targets" was not found.
Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

Wix is missing.

Product Version

A product version is generated via MSBuild and is applied to the rest of the project except java. The Java components built with maven and contain version information in the waffle-parent pom.

Unit Tests Failed

The java components will only generate output files when all tests pass. They do when running on Windows 7 as Administrator. If you have a different system, you may skip tests with mvn -DskipTests=true. Output JARs will be placed in Source\JNA\waffle-distro\target\waffle-distro.

Missing Dependencies in Eclipse

Many thirdparty dependencies in Waffle are downloaded using Maven when you use mvn clean install or under manually located at Source\ThirdParty\. For third party, see Third Party (Non Maven Central Items).

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