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For a Riena-based application to compile, a certain set of bundles (plug-ins) must be available at compile time. This set of bundles is known as a [ target platform]. Follow the steps outlined in either of the following two sections to set up the target platform for Riena applications (based on Riena 4.0.0). Windows users can just download the complete targetplatform, unzip it and activate it under Window => Preferences => Plugin Development => Target Platform.
== Set up target platform for Riena apps ==
* Download Eclipse IDE 3.8.x for your platform and start with a blank workspace. [ Eclipse 3.x downloads]
* Download the [ RienaSetup] project and import it into your workspace.
* In the imported project, open the file "" and set the target Platform
* Open the "Plug-Ins" view and import "org.eclipse.riena.example.client" as source project.
* Select launch configuration "SWT ExampleApplication" and add required plug-ins, then Run it.
* Now explore the code and plugin.xml in the example project
== Manual target platform setup ==
* Download Eclipse IDE 3.8.x for your platform and start with a blank workspace. [ Eclipse 3.x downloads]
* Create a new target platform under Window => Preferences => Target Platform => Add => Nothing: Start with an empty target platform => Next
* Provide a name like Riena 4.0.0
* Click Add => Software Site
* Select the repository:
* Uncheck "Group by Category" otherwise you can't see all components.
* Uncheck "Include required software" and select following components:
** Eclipse RCP
** Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources
** Eclipse RCP SDK
** Equinox Target Components
* Go back to Add => Software Site
* Select
* Uncheck "Group by Category" and select following components:
** Riena Core Target Components
** Riena Target Components
** Riena Samples Target Components
The result should look like this:
[[Image:Riena Targetplatform RCP.png]]
* Activate the platform.
* Done.
'''Next Step'''
Now you are ready to start writing Riena applications. To get a feeling of the Riena framework, take a look at Riena's [[Riena Example Applications and Code Templates|Example Applications and Code Templates]].
== Set up Riena Toolbox  ==
For more details about the Riena Toolbox, look here
==Build your own Riena-Targetplatform==
Riena provides a tycho-build to build a targetplatform from cvs head. Follows these steps:
* Install  [ ant]
* Install  [ maven 3]
'''Start the build:'''
* Checkout the bundle from cvs (
* Open a shell and go to the directory
* Checkout the sources by executing: ant -f checkout.xml -DCHECKOUT_DIR=checkout -DTARGET_DIR=target
* Go to target/
* Execute: mvn clean install -P all-modules -Dmaven.test.skip=true
At the moment Tycho can't handle the package import to javax.servlet, so we had to replace this with a dependencie. We accomplished this by patching the MANIFEST.MF from the bundle org.eclipse.communication.core after the checkout.
There may be other issues with the result of this build or the buildprocess itself, so be aware that this is not yet production ready.
{{Riena/Setting up the IDE}}

Latest revision as of 13:21, 27 November 2014

Setting up the IDE

  • Install a Eclipse for Commiters. Download from Eclipse

Clone with SSH

  • Generate a new SSH-Key pair.
  • Go to your github account and paste your key there.
  • Goto Window->Preferences->...->SSH2 and add your private key there
  • Clone the Riena
  • Clone the Riena

Clone with HTTPS

Next Step

Next you need to install the Riena runtime. This is done by setting Riena as the Target Platform. The Target Platform is the foundation for your Riena based application.

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