Accord uses Maven as its build tool.



Accord snapshots

Before start building the project it's necessary to include an additional profile in your Maven settings to ease getting updates from SNAPSHOT versions of artifacts.

<settings xmlns=""

<profiles> <profile> <id>accord-dev-profile</id> <activation> <activeByDefault>true</activeByDefault> </activation> <repositories> <repository> <id>sonatype-nexus-snapshots</id> <name>Sonatype Nexus Snapshots</name> <url></url> <releases> <enabled>false</enabled> <updatePolicy>always</updatePolicy> <checksumPolicy>warn</checksumPolicy> </releases> <snapshots> <enabled>true</enabled> <updatePolicy>never</updatePolicy> <checksumPolicy>fail</checksumPolicy> </snapshots> <layout>default</layout> </repository> </repositories> </profile> </profiles>


If doesn't exist yet create the configuration file in one of these location:

  • The Maven install: $M2_HOME/conf/settings.xml
  • A user's install: ${user.home}/.m2/settings.xml

Maven options

To build accord maven has to be configured to use more memory

set MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m

A normal build

mvn install

Doing a Quick Build

The following avoids running all the unit test cases, we just skip the test running phase and not the building part

mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip=true

Using an IDE

If you prefer to use an IDE then you can auto-generate the IDE's project files using maven plugins. e.g.

mvn eclipse:eclipse


mvn idea:idea

Importing into Eclipse

If you have not already done so, you will need to make Eclipse aware of the Maven repository so that it can build everything. In the preferences, go to Java->Build Path->Classpath and define a new Classpath Variable named M2_REPO that points to your local Maven repository (i.e., ~/.m2/repository on Unix and c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\.m2\ repository on Windows).

You can also get Maven to do this for you:

mvn eclipse:add-maven-repo -Declipse.workspace=/path/to/the/workspace/

Building source jars

If you want to build jar files with the source code, that for instance Eclipse can important so you can debug the Accord code as well. Then you can run this command from one of the accord modules folder:

mvn clean source:jar install -Dmaven.test.skip=true

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