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Default Recompiling Alice - 06-21-2006, 10:43 AM


So I've been working with Alice for a while. It seems like a wonderful tool for providing a highly-visual and intuitive way for introducing students to programming.

Since Alice is open source, I thought it might be fun to see if I could add something into Alice. However, I'm very new to open source software. So when I opened the source up and found C++ code mixed with the java code, I was confused as to how to proceed. Initially, I thought I would just need to load the java code into Eclipse or JBuilder or some other editor I've used, but this seems different.

Would any of our Alice guru's be able to help me get my project off the ground by clueing me in on how to compile Alice's source? For example, what editors should I be using? Certainly I have no intentions of making money from this.
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Default 06-21-2006, 01:08 PM

I'm sure the developers are far more sophisticated than me, but from the looks of the source code they might use a combination of make and ant files on UNIX and C++, batch files, and ant on Windows. On the Unix side they might possibly use makefiles to kick off the ant compilation.

This is all pure speculation on my part but I am fairly confident ALICE wasn't developed using CodeWarrior, JBuilder, etc. I would love to be proved wrong on this
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