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To build Kojo from source, you need to do the following:
- Clone the Kojo Mercurial repo. This will give you a local Kojo source tree.
Let's call the location of this tree $kojo
Note - the root of your source tree should be called kojo or Kojo. If it
isn't, you will get a runtime exception when you build and then run Kojo.
You will likely be bitten by this if you create a server-side clone of the
Kojo repo on google-code, and then get a local copy of the clone.
The default command suggested by google-code for getting a local copy gives
your source root the same name as your server-side clone.
- Download and install Scala. This involves having scala on your path, and having
SCALA_HOME pointing to your Scala install dir.
The currently supported version of Scala is: Scala version 2.9.1
- Download and install Ant 1.7.1 or later.
- Download and install Netbeans 7.0. This step is required because Kojo is
a Netbeans Platform application, and depends on Netbeans Platforms jars for
things like Window-System and Code-Editor functionality.
- Install the Netbeans Scala Plugin:
Note: if you're interested in doing any development on Kojo, Netbeans
(with the Scala Plugin installed) is the only supported IDE at this time.
- Fire up Netbeans and open the Kojo project located at $kojo. This will update
the Kojo build scripts to point to your Netbeans location.
- Now you can build and run Kojo from within Netbeans, or you can go into $kojo
and run 'ant build' to build Kojo, and then 'ant run' to run it.
Jars in the Repo!
The Kojo Mercurial Repo includes all the jars needed to build/run Kojo (other than the
Netbeans Platform jars). The Kojo build process makes no attempt to intelligently
manage jars using something like Ivy. This is because development on Kojo started
with nightly builds of many of the core jar dependencies, and this would have been
a nightmare to manage with centralized jar repositories.
Given that development work on Kojo involves the downloading of a gazillion other
things anyway (because of the dependence on the Netbeans Platform), 'jars in the repo'
is probably not a big deal for the short to medium term.
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