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Development

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Getting the code

First you will need to get the code

The program is written in Java, so you will need a java compiler. You can get one from Oracle[1] .

Linux machines will usually have openjdk available to install. On fedora the package names are java-1.7.0-openjdk and java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel

On Ubuntu the packages are called openjdk-7-jdk.

Minimum requirements

The minimum you need to compile the code is a java development kit [2] and ant[3]

To build you just need to run ant.

All other dependencies are downloaded as part of the build process, so you need to be connected to the internet the first time you build, they should only be downloaded once.

Java IDE

An IDE will provide you with everything you need to develop, build and run the tests. Popular open source IDEs are: IDEA[4], eclipse[5] and netbeans[6].

You just need the standard java options, no enterprise (EE) options are needed.

TODO list

We have a list of things that have been suggested to be done in the to do list

Latest commits

  • display-r482 Merge from check-dev branch.
    23 apr 2017
  • display-r480 imgdecode: map id is certain, not questionable.
    23 apr 2017
  • mkgmap-r3909 default style: change handling of refs for road names so that ref and name are not concatenated.
    21 apr 2017
  • display-r471 improve MdrCheck: fix wrong "no road" messages for roads which have multiple cities coming with data for house numbers.
    19 apr 2017
  • display-r470 Avoid duplicate info lines; place error message after info line; add map number to some messages.
    16 apr 2017
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