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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-r4594 improve diagnostic messages (diagnostics8.patch by Mike Baggaley).
    16 jan 2021
  • display-r557 Upgrade ivy to 2.5.0 because 2.2.0 doesn't work..
    09 jan 2021
  • mkgmap-r4593 Fix problem in destclass calculation when --x-no-force-end-nodes-routing-nodes is used..
    07 jan 2021
  • display-r556 First attempt to display RGN 5.
    07 jan 2021
  • mkgmap-r4592 improve documentation - minordoc.patch by Mike Baggaley.
    05 jan 2021
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