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From "Eric Douglas" <edoug...@blockhouse.com>
Subject RE: FOP Trunk
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2010 14:29:34 GMT
I solved the issues this morning.
I looked up Eclipse and ant building and determined that build project
doesn't work.
Instead of using the normal Build Project option, I have to open the
project, find the build.xml, right click it, and select Run As ant
Of course to make that work I had to download 3 jars separately and add
them to the build path.

Ant was the easiest to find.  The others took a bit of digging. I'm not
sure that's the official location for the jai but that jar works.
I got a warning on a jre reference in the build path so I removed that
and added the JRE System Library.
Adding the 3 jars and using the ant option on the build.xml worked for
the 0.95 source and the trunk.

Now the question is, where's the what's new?  What's the difference
between 0.95 and the trunk?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch] 
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:52 AM
To: fop-dev@xmlgraphics.apache.org
Subject: Re: FOP Trunk

On 27.05.2010 16:36:53 Eric Douglas wrote:
> I'm not sure what "ran that through ant" means.  That is likely the

Apache Ant is our build tool used to compile FOP. http://ant.apache.org
See also: http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/trunk/compiling.html

> I'll try the Eclipse setup.  Thanks Jeremias for this:
> http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPIDESetupGuide should help
> I tried that link and it says I need Subclipse.  I try the link to
download on this site:
> http://subclipse.tigris.org/subclipse/changes.html
> It says I need a username and password to login to their server. 

Just use http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.6.x as Eclipse Update Site
to install the Subclipse plug-in. No login required.

But you can also skip Subclipse and set up your Eclipse project from
another FOP working copy made with some other SVN client. Using
Subclipse is just one way to do it.

> I did identify the jai jars I need.  I just don't know where to find
them.  I tried downloading them from here:
> https://jai-imageio.dev.java.net/binary-builds.html#Stable_builds
> Using the link to the file jai_imageio-1_1-lib-windows-i586-jar.zip I 
> just get a zip file containing one jar which contains an exe which 
> wants to install tools.  Is there a place to download those 2 jars or 
> do I find them from that install?

I don't think so. The installation executable is there because they
install a native DLL alongside the JARs. You could install it, copy away
the two JARs and then uninstall it again. The native part is not
strictly required.

Feel free to improve the Wiki page as you see fit.

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