Gathering our tools

In this section, I'm going to get together all the pieces that you will need for the remainder of this book. If you would like to follow along with the rest of this book, then this section is crucial.

The software that we will download and install includes the following:

  • The Java SE Development Kit (JDK) version 6.0
  • A download verifier
  • Apache Ant 1.7.1
  • Subversion 1.6.3
  • Eclipse 3.5 Galileo

The workstation that I use throughout this book runs a Microsoft Windows operating system (XP Professional or Vista).


The version numbers that are specified were current at the time of writing this text. However, with the speed of product cycles in the open source arena, it is likely that newer versions will be available by the time you read this. ...

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