Win32 Developer Step-by-Step Guide


This is only supposed to work if you really follow this guide step-by-step.

I will not accept any bug-reports with "I skipped this and that, because I consider that useless/I don't like it/I'm used to do it differently/I can't read/..."


  • Install subversion command-line client from [[|]] (in case of doubt pick Tigris Apache 2.0 and the en-us.msi installer)
  • Install Java SDK 1.5.0 from
  • Download Eclipse for RCP/Plugin-in Developers from (ensure that it is the and unpack it somewhere (e.g. C:\java\eclipse)
  • Download Maven 2.0.9 from (e.g. C:\java\apache-maven-2.0.9)
  • Test prelimaries

    Set User Environment Variables in Windows System Preferences/System:


    Open a command line to test all prelimaries:

    >java -version
    java version "1.5.0_16"
    Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b02)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-b02, mixed mode, sharing)[[code]]
    >svn --version
    svn, Version 1.5.1 (r32289)
       .... blahblah ...
    >mvn -version
    Maven version: 2.0.9
    Java version: 1.5.0_16
    OS name: "windows xp" version: "5.1" arch: "x86" Family: "windows"

Getting started with Maven

Create a workspace-directory and check-out time4u from sourceforge:

>cd C:\java
>mkdir workspace
>cd workspace
>svn co time4u

Ensure that you have an internet connection (especially to, and Import all eclipse-plugins to local maven repository:

>cd time4u
>mvn -DstripQualifier=true eclipse:to-maven

When prompted enter the directory you have extracted eclipse to (e.g. C:\java\eclipse).

Do an intial build:

>mvn clean install

This should finish with no errors. You now already have a client for your operating system in assemblies/client-win32/target.

Getting started with Eclipse

  • Fire up eclipse and choose C:\java\workspace as your workspace directory (eclipse should consider this empty)
  • Use this moment to install some helpful eclipse plugins. Select "Help/Software Updates ..." then switch to "Available Software" and use "Add Site...":
    • M2Eclipse ( might become in near future). Install the "Maven Integration" part
    • Subclipse ( Pick the "Subclipse" and "SVNKit Adapter" parts
  • After restarting Eclipse use "File/Import..." and select "General/Existing Projects into Workspace". The root directory will be "C:\java\workspace\time4u" (Eclipse will only find one project, that's ok).
  • Repeat the step above with root directory "C:\java\workspace\time4u\client" (Eclipse will now find all client projects)
  • Repeat the step above with root directory "C:\java\workspace\time4u\server" (Eclipse will now find all server projects)