The following tutorial is based on the build workflow of Apache CXF (

Install Eclipse + Eclipse plugins

The following plugins are necessary:

Possible additional recommend plugins are:

  • FindBugs: Finding Bugs in Java Programs, similar to PMD
  • Perfidix: Java Benchmarking Tool
  • EclEmma: Code Coverage for Testcases

Note that installation of eclipse plugins is not possible in nfs-mounted home directories. Please move eclipse temporary to /tmp for installation of plugins. Opening /tmp is possible over the terminal with open /tmp.

Check out sources:

The sources for Treetank are located under . Make a checkout over the terminal to a folder called $localPart in the rest of this post.

Compile sources:

Compile the new checked-out sources by typing on $localPart :

mvn clean install

This installs all local bundles in your local maven repo and makes it accessible for the upcoming workspace creation.

Create Treetank workspace:

Go to the treetank-eclipse bundle under $localPath/bundles/treetank-eclipse and execute the creation process for a new Treetank workspace:

mvn install -Psetup.eclipse

This creates an fresh empty workspace on the same level than $localPath. If you want to have any other path for workspace you can set the parameter eclipse.workspace.dir.

mvn install -Psetup.eclipse -Declipse.workspace.dir=path/to/workspace

Note: This creates a new empty workspace.

5. Activate Profiles:
Go to Eclipse -> Preferences -> Checkstyle

and set the Disy Checks as default.
Additional Settings are:

  • Formatter
  • Code Templates with Header

6. Import Treetank into new workspace:
Open eclipse and import projects with

Right-Click -> Import -> Existing Maven Projects

Select the $localPath directory and import the necessary bundles.
Afterwards activate Checkstyle with

Right-Click on bundle -> Checkstyle -> Check code with Checkstyle

7. Bind Eclipse to Redmine:
Refer to this tutorial to bind your eclipse to this task-tracker Redmine and Eclipse.