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From "Stephen Duncan" <stephen.dun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Abdera Development
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 16:58:44 GMT
To get started working with the Java code to get familiar, I would
download Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ which is  a free
open-source IDE.

I would also download Maven: http://maven.apache.org/ and follow the
first section of this guide:

Then, from abdera/java/trunk, run 'mvn eclipse:eclipse'.  This will
generate the files necessary for Eclipse to understand the project.

Finally, from within Eclipse, you'll want to go to File -> Import.
Under "General" select "Existing Projects into Workspace" and click
next.  Browse to abdera/java/trunk when it asks you to select the root
directory.  It should then show a list of all the modules for you to
import. Click "Finish" and you should be set up with all the modules
as eclipse projects for you to work with.


On 9/25/06, Harris Boyce III <harris.r.boyce.iii@gmail.com> wrote:
> James,
> Thanks for getting back to me.  I have taken a look at some of the
> source so I am some-what familiar with it.  I guess there are two
> things that I think I could use to help get started; first, is there a
> recommended environment for working with the source?  I'm not a Java
> developer so I am not really familiar with the available toolsets/IDEs
> for developers with  a, um, restricted budget.
> Lastly, not being a Java developer some of the libraries referenced by
> Abdera are foreign to me, like Axiom/StAX, etc. so I'm finding it a
> little difficult finding a good starting point for development.  My
> plan is to, at least right now, start looking at the JUnit tests and
> start working forward from there - but the question then becomes where
> to start testing...Maybe these are all questions once I can spend some
> more time looking at the source.
> One thing I would like comments on (as if I haven't asked enough
> questions already) is what your thoughts are on which runtime version
> to target (.NET 1.1 vs 2.0).  I couldn't conclusively determine if the
> Mono compilers support the new language features of C# 2.0.  I feel
> .NET 2.0 would be a better target given the intrinsic support for XML
> Encryption/Security and significant performance improvements to the
> XML reading/parsing/etc. library and while I would like this
> implementation to be Mono-compatible, this may just be a matter of
> crawl-walk-run.
> Anyway, I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
> Harris
> On 9/25/06, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Harris,
> >
> > Having a .NET implementation would be quite welcome.  The best way to
> > get started would be to just start working on the code.  Garrett and
> > Paul (our project mentors) know more about the procedures for accepting
> > code donations in a project more than I so I'd recommend consulting with
> > either of them.
> >
> > - James
> >
> > Harris Boyce III wrote:
> > > Greetings,
> > >
> > > My name is Harris Boyce; I contacted Mr. Snell earlier this weekend
> > > (22 Sept) about beginning a .NET implementation of Abdera.  As I
> > > mentioned to him in my e-mail, while I do not have much experience
> > > with Open Source development, I have been researching Atom and Abdera
> > > for the past few months and this project really interests me and I
> > > would like to contribute to this project.
> > >
> > > While I have looked over a few of the files, I haven't really had the
> > > time to get a complete understanding of the architecture.  So, I
> > > suppose that's a good place to start.  I hope that we can start
> > > discussing the design of the framework and how to achieve the
> > > appropriate analogs in a .NET implementation.
> > >
> > > I explained to Mr. Snell that I have about 2 nights a week that I am
> > > able to commit to this project.  I hope that is alright as I have
> > > personal/family commitments the rest of the week.  I look forward to
> > > working with everyone and that we can work together to further Atom
> > > and Abdera on the Web.
> > >
> > > Harris Boyce
> > >
> >

Stephen Duncan Jr

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