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FAQs about Preface

Why another route converter?

There are a few reasons:

Why Java? Why Java 7?

I like Java. Thus it has been more fun for me. And I start with the idea to use a more current Java version which was Java 6 at that time. This made me developing much faster. To start the project took me just a few days. Meanwhile there are no public updates anymore for Java 6, so RouteConverter requires at least Java 7. This allows new features like for example the Offline Edition of RouteConverter and the new JavaFX-based map on Mac OS X.

How do I access the source code?

Since RouteConverter 2.2 I'm using git and the source code including the version history since december 2008 is available on github.

Use this command to clone the source code:

> git clone git://github.com/cpesch/RouteConverter.git

If you'd like to propose changes. please use the pull requests from github. Alternatively you could create an issue to describe problems.

How can I develop using Eclipse?

The following steps have been figured out by Eclipse developers:

Prepare Eclipse

  • Install Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
  • Install m2eclipse from the Repository
  • Install EGit from the Repository
  • Install m2e-egit via "File > Import > Maven > Checkout Maven Projects from SCM > Find more SCM connectors in the m2e marketplace"
  • The steps above require a bunch of "Ok", "Next", "Finish" confirmations and restarts of Eclipse

Checkout out github-Repository

  • "File > Import > Maven > Checkout Maven Projects from SCM"
  • Select "SCM URL:" git and type "git://github.com/cpesch/RouteConverter"
  • The "Package Explorer" should now show up about 30 projects

Start RouteConverter out of Eclipse

  • Select "Navigate > Open Type..." then type "RouteConverter" and confirm
  • "Run > Debug As > Java Application"
  • Select "Run > Debug Configurations... > Main > Project > RouteConverterWindows" for a 32-bit Java to ensure that the map is displayed
  • Select "Run > Debug Configurations... > Main > Project > RouteConverterWindows64" for a 64-bit Java to ensure that the map is displayed
How can I develop using NetBeans?

The following steps have been figured out by NetBeans developers:

Prepare NetBeans

Checkout github-Repository

  • Select "Team > Git > Clone" and type "git://github.com/cpesch/RouteConverter"
  • Select "master" as "Remote Branch"
  • "Open Project..." ausw√§hlen
  • "Projects > Modules" should now show up about 30 projects

Start RouteConverter out of NetBeans

  • Select "Projects > RouteConverter > Open Required Projects"
  • Select "Navigate > Go to Type...", type "RouteConverter" and confirm
  • Select "Debug > Debug File"

What is left over

  • how to select the Maven modules RouteConverterWindows for 32-bit Java or RouteConverterWindows64 for 64-bit Java to ensure that the map is displayed

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