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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. Version 1.8 or greater is required. Version 1.8 is also known as simply version 8. On fedora the package names are java-1.8.0-openjdk and java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

On Ubuntu the packages are called openjdk-8-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

  • mkgmap-r4259 apply_first-v2.patch: Implement and document new apply_first style command..
    13 dec 2018
  • splitter-r592 route-complete.patch: Implement a new option --route-rel-values which tells splitter that route relations of the given type should be kept complete. ....
    13 dec 2018
  • mkgmap-r4257 defaultStyleTidy2.patch by Ticker Berkin. His comments:.
    26 nov 2018
  • mkgmap-r4256 Line pixmap width check, and unicode typ files.
    26 nov 2018
  • mkgmap-r4255 commit change that is needed since 4252.
    16 nov 2018
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