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§Building Play 2.0 from sources

To benefit from the latest improvements and bug fixes after the initial beta release, you may want to compile Play 2.0 from sources. You’ll need a Git client to fetch the sources.

From the shell, first checkout the Play 2.0 sources:

$ git clone git://

Then go to the Play20/framework directory and launch the build script to enter the sbt build console:

$ cd Play20/framework
$ ./build
> build-repository

Once in the sbt console, run build-repository to compile and build everything. This will also create the local Ivy repository containing all of the required dependencies.

Note that you don’t need to install sbt yourself: Play 2.0 embeds its own version (currently sbt 0.11.2).

If you want to make changes to the code you can use compile and publish-local to rebuild the framework.

§Running tests

You can run basic tests from the sbt console using the test task:

> test

We are also using several Play applications to test the framework. To run this complete test suite, use the runtests script:

$ ./runtests

§Creating projects

Creating projects using the Play version you have built from source works much the same as a regular Play application.

export PATH=$PATH:/Play20

If you have an existing Play 2.0 application that you are upgrading from Play 2.0 Beta to edge, please add

resolvers ++= Seq(
  Resolver.file("Local Repository", file("<projdir>/Play20/repository/local"))(Resolver.ivyStylePatterns),

addSbtPlugin("play" % "sbt-plugin" % "2.1-SNAPSHOT")

to project/plugins.sbt.

§Using Code in eclipse.

You can find at Stackoverflow some information how to setup eclipse to work on the code.