Recently, some people asked me about a tutorial how to checkout all the needed source code to build OpenChrom from scratch. Meanwhile, it consists of 23 subprojects hosted at SourceForge. Oh my goodness, what have I done the last years – simply call it subproject proliferation. Anyhow, it’s no way to check out all projects by cloning the Git repositories manually and importing the projects into the workspace. Nobody, really nobody want’s to do such a blunt and stupid work.
Once again, Eclipse offers a solution for the problem, and that’s why I love Eclipse sooo much!
Let me give you a short tutorial how to setup OpenChrom absolutely from scratch and how to use “Team Project Sets”.
Install the latest Eclipse IDE “Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers”:
Eclipse 3.7.1 SR1 (Indigo)
Unzip the archive.
Download the Eclipse deltapack**:
Eclipse 3.7.1 Deltapack
Unzip the deltapack and store it in the root folder of Eclipse.
+- deltapack **
Start Eclipse and install SWTBot:
SWTBot Update Site
Import all projects utilizing the “Team Project Set”:
The process could take a while to import all projects and plug-ins.
Select the appropriate target platform “Eclipse 3.7.1 + DeltaPack”:
Run the product:
Open the file “openchrom.compilation.product” in the plug-in “net.openchrom.rcp.compilation.product” and press the “Launch an Eclipse application” button.