This tutorial explains how to import Cargo's sources into your IDE (Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA are covered).

  • Install the latest version Maven 3. Make sure it's installed properly by typing mvn --version.
  • Open a shell in the top level directory where you have checked out the Cargo sources.

For Eclipse users

  • Type mvn eclipse:eclipse. This generates Eclipse files automatically.
  • Start Eclipse.
  • Go to Windows|Preferences|Java|Build Path|Classpath Variables and add a M2_REPO variable to point to your local Maven repository (usually in ~user/.m2/repository). See also the documentation on the Maven Eclipse plugin.
  • Select Import|Existing Project into Workspace. Point it to the top level directory of the checked-out Cargo sources. You should see something similar to the following figure:

Note: Maven supports a nested directory structure whereas Eclipse currently only supports a flat structure. The Maven Eclipse plugin creates an Eclipse project per Maven module (i.e. per directory containing a pom.xml file). This means that directories with no pom.xml will not be listed. This is a known issue with Eclipse and Maven. In the future the hope is that Eclipse will support nested project structure.

For IntelliJ IDEA users

  • Type mvn idea:idea. This generates IDEA project files automatically.
  • Start IntelliJ IDEA.
  • Select File|Open Project... and select the Maven-generated project as shown in the following figure:

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