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Xtext/Contributor Guide

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Prerequisites

User Account

We use eclipse gerrit review server. To use the review server a few steps are required:

Eclipse Distribution

Download Full eclipse from Xtext website or use the eclipse DSL Package

Let Buckminster setup your Xcontributor environment

We provide an ant script which installs and runs Buckminster. Buckminster will do the most off necessary steps to crete a contributor workspace for you.

What does this script do in detail:

  • create an eclipse workspace
  • clone the Xtext git repository
  • populate workspace with necessary projects
  • create and set api baseline
  • create and set a target platform
  • set some important workspace settings
  • perform gerrit setup

Run the script

Run the ant script located here http://git.eclipse.org/c/tmf/org.eclipse.xtext.git/plain/devtools/org.eclipse.xtext.contributor/workspace.ant In unix you can use following commands:

wget -N http://git.eclipse.org/c/tmf/org.eclipse.xtext.git/plain/devtools/org.eclipse.xtext.contributor/workspace.ant; ant -f workspace.ant

Start eclipse

Start your eclipse and choose ${user.home}/workspaces/xtext-sources as eclipse workspace

Setup working sets



Xcontributor environment - Do it yourself

TODO

Browse Sources Online

Xtext and Xtend are hosted in Git. You can browse the repository in cgit here Xtext/Xtend repository.

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