Building Stendhal is very simple if you use ant and you satisfy the dependencies.
But first... are you sure that you don't want to use an IDE?
This guide is aimed at those who just want to play the latest version of the game before it is officially released. If you intend to do modifications to the game, it is recommended that you follow Configure a development environment (IDE) instead.
Get brew to make it easier
With Brew you can install the stuff you need that Apple didn’t.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Get the source Stendhal code
First of all, you need to get the Stendhal source code. There are two ways:
- Download the source distribution at https://arianne-project.org/download/stendhal-src.tar.gz Use
gunzip -cstendhal-version-src.tar.gz | tar xopf -to unpack it.
- Alternatively you can clone the git repository to get the latest development version:
brew install gitand
git clone https://github.com/arianne/stendhal.git.
These are the requirements needed to build Stendhal:
- OpenJDK or Oracle JDK 1.7 or higher e.g.:
Download Oracle JDK from Oracle website. You need to accept license agreement to be able to download the file. Make sure you select the Mac OS X platform. Double-click the downloaded file '*.dmg' and follow the on-screen installation.
Verify that the system is now using JDK
http://ant.apache.org or e.g.:
brew install ant
Building with ant
cd stendhal-version ant clean && ant dist
This will create the binaries you should be already familiar with, such as:
Building just the jar files
Note: If you are unsure, follow the instructions described in the previous section (ant dist) to get a working system with all the files in the correct directory structure.
To only build the jar files, without putting them together inside a zip, you just write
This will build a full set of JAR files at stendhal-version/build/lib folder:
When you have successfully built Stendhal please read the install documentation. It is available on the Wiki at InstallingStendhal.
In the future if you wish to just create the client and server jars (not zips and all release packages) then
ant clean compile
will suffice. Remember to "ant clean" before you "ant build" everytime - this is done automatically if you "ant dist", however.