Apache Maven 3.6.X


TotalCross uses Maven to automate compilation, being quick and easy to use.
"Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information."
This article targets users of Visual Studio Code and other IDEs that do not have Maven integration.


macOS X
Linux (Debian based)
Next steps requires administrator privileges.
Step 1: go to link. Download the latest Maven .zip:
Step 2: unzip into C:/Program Files/Maven/ (recommended);
Step 3: open CMD (command line prompt) as administrator;
Step 4: set MAVEN_HOME environment variable:
C:\> setx MAVEN_HOME "C:\Program Files\Maven\apache-maven-3.6.3"
Step 5: add MAVEN_HOME and bin subfolder to PATH :
C:\> setx PATH "%MAVEN_HOME%;%MAVEN_HOME%\bin;%PATH%;"
Step 6: reopen your CMD (command line prompt) and try:
C:\> mvn -version
if response is Apache Maven 3.6.3 you installed everything correctly.
Install brew, it is pretty easy and straightforward. Paste the following command on your terminal.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Brew is a package manager that easily allows you to install packages on macOS X, it is similar to the debian package manager apt-get. Paste the command bellow on you terminal and you will have the Java JDK 8 on your machine.
brew install maven
Next steps requires sudo privileges.
Step 1: open terminal (CTRL+ALT+T);
Step 2: update APT:
$ sudo apt-get update
Step 3: install Maven:
$ sudo apt-get -y install maven
Step 4: check installation:
$ mvn -version
TotalCross needs Maven 3.6.X or later

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With these requirements, it's possible to start with TotalCross!