§Building Play from source
To benefit from the latest improvements and bug fixes after the initial beta release, you may want to compile Play from source. You’ll need a Git client to fetch the source.
§Grab the source
From the shell, first checkout the Play source:
$ git clone git://github.com/playframework/playframework.git
Then go to the
playframework/framework directory and launch the
build script to enter the sbt build console:
$ cd playframework/framework $ ./build > publish-local
Note that you don’t need to install sbt yourself: Play embeds its own version.
If you want to make changes to the code you can use
publish-local to rebuild the framework.
§Build the documentation
Documentation is available at playframework/documentation as Markdown files. To see HTML, run the following:
$ cd playframework/documentation $ ./build run
To see documentation at http://localhost:9000/@documentation
For more details on developing the Play documentation, see the Documentation Guidelines.
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
§Use in projects
Compiling and running projects using the Play version you have built from source requires some custom configuration.
Navigate to your existing Play project and make the following edits in
// Change the sbt plugin to use the local Play build (2.3-SNAPSHOT) addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.play" % "sbt-plugin" % "2.3-SNAPSHOT")
Once you have done this, you can start the console and interact with your project normally:
% cd <projectdir> % activator
§Using Code in Eclipse
You can find at Stackoverflow some information how to setup eclipse to work on the code.
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