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Tools Needed

Daffodil development uses quite a few tools. To avoid the pages of this wiki becoming obsolete every time a tool-version changes, we centralize the Tested/Verified Tool Versions so that there's only one place that contains the actual version numbers. All the other pages should avoid specifying versions of anything.

Getting Started

In order to contribute to Daffodil, you will need to follow a few steps.  

Setup for command-line tool building of Daffodil is mandatory. Some things required by our development processes have to be done from the command line, regardless of whether most of your time will be spent using an IDE like Eclipse.

Setup for the Eclipse IDE is optional. See the Eclipse for Daffodil page.

You will need to:

  1. Install Java Software Development Kit aka SDK or JDK. (Note: Not only the Java Runtime Environment or JRE, you need the full JDK)
  1. Install SBT
  2. Install Git
  3. Configure SBT
  4. Obtain Daffodil Source - See Getting Daffodil
  5. Execute a Preliminary Build to Retrieve Libraries
  6. Build Daffodil
  7. Run Daffodil
  8. Development Workflow

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