§Building Play from sources
To benefit from the latest improvements and bug fixes after the initial beta release, you may want to compile Play from sources. You’ll need a Git client to fetch the sources.
§Grab the source
From the shell, first checkout the Play sources:
$ git clone git://github.com/playframework/Play20.git
Then go to the
Play20/framework directory and launch the
build script to enter the sbt build console:
$ cd Play20/framework $ ./build > publish-local
Note that you don’t need to install sbt yourself: Play 2.0 embeds its own version (Play 2.0.x uses sbt 0.11.3 and Play 2.1.x uses sbt 0.12.0).
If you want to make changes to the code you can use
publish-local to rebuild the framework.
§Grab the documentation
The . at the end is significant, because it tells git to use the current directory, rather than making a subdirectory for the wiki.
$ cd Play20/documentation/manual $ git clone git://github.com/playframework/Play20.wiki.git .
§build the documentation
$ cd Play20/framework $ ./build doc
If done properly, once you run a project, you should be able to see documentation available locally at http://localhost:9000/@documentation
You can also refer to this stackoverflow question..
You can run basic tests from the sbt console using the
We are also using several Play applications to test the framework. To run this complete test suite, use the
Creating projects using the Play version you have built from source works much the same as a regular Play application.
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. If you switch from 2.0.x to trunk you must change
build.properties to contain
§Using Code in eclipse.
You can find at Stackoverflow some information how to setup eclipse to work on the code.
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