You will need a JVM installed with appropriate enviornment settings
JAVA_HOME, etc) along with Maven 2.x+. You will also need
Babel as well as SIMILE Butterfly. Butterfly should be
installed in a peer directory to Backstage, like:
src/ backstage/ butterfly/
Butterfly can be checked out from Google Code repository with SVN. The Google Code version supercedes the SIMILE repository version
Installing Maven dependencies
mvn install for Babel to install the dependencies Backstage
needs. Babel is currently in the process of transitioning to Maven
Central and is not reliably available in other Maven repositories.
ant build for Butterfly.
Setting up Backstage
mvn package for Backstage to compile its classes to the correct
location and copy its Maven dependencies into place within the module.
Butterfly is no longer Maven-run software, so its classloader must be
able to find classes within the Backstage module.
Working in Eclipse
You can work with Backstage in Eclipse by running
modules/backstage/ directory, then importing just the module
into Eclipse as a project.
Backstage also provides a client-side set of scripts that can be checked
against JSLint by invoking
mvn jslint4java:lint in the