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Since v0.1.2, Maven 2.0. is used to manage JFresnel (build, test, deployment). Older releases (up to 0.1.1) were using Ant.

Download and Install Maven

Download the latest release of Maven. Installation instructions and guides can be found in the documentation section.

Getting JFresnel's Source Code

JFresnel's source code can be checked out anonymously from the JFresnel SVN repository with the following command:

svn checkout svn://

This will create a jfresnel directory containing the following hierarchy:

Each directory is a sub-project which can be built, tested and installed on its own. There is also a pom.xml file in the main directory to build, test and install all modules.

JFresnel is already compiled, available as JAR files which can be downloaded through the following Maven repository:

<repository> <id>jfresnel-repository</id> <name>JFresnel Repository</name> <url></url> </repository>


JFresnel currently consists of six modules with some dependencies. Every module is characterized by a pom.xml file in its directory.

JFresnel depends also on the following libraries: Jena, Sesame 2, ANTLR, JUnit. However these dependencies will be taken care of by Maven for you. You don't have to look for JAR files for these libraries, Maven will get them from on-line repositories declared in the pom.xml files.

For example, the jfresnel-jena module depends on the jfresnel-core module and the fsl-jena module, as well as on junit. The pom.xml file thus contains the following items:

... <dependencies> <dependency> <groupId>junit</groupId> <artifactId>junit</artifactId> <version>3.8.1</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>fr.inria.jfresnel</groupId> <artifactId>jfresnel-core</artifactId> <version>0.1.3</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>fr.inria.jfresnel.fsl.jena</groupId> <artifactId>fsl-jena</artifactId> <version>0.6.5</version> </dependency> </dependencies> ...

Building and Testing JFresnel

Maven 2.0 is based around the central concept of a build lifecycle. You only need to learn a small set of commands to build a Maven project.

Some useful commands follow: