Most of FXDiagram is developed in Eclipse. Just the IDEA plug-in is developed in IDEA. If you want to seriously work with FXDiagram, I recommend setting up a development environment with the source files.
The easiest way to get the development IDE up and running is to use the Eclipse Installer (formerly known as Oomph).
- Install the common requirements.
- Download the Eclipse Installer for your OS, unpack it and run it.
- Make sure it is up-to-date, i.e. there is no exclamation mark on the menu icon in the upper right corner. Update if necessary.
- Click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and choose Advanced Mode
- Select the base Eclipse package you want to use for developing FXDiagram. I recommend Eclipse IDE for Eclipse Committers. Make sure the Java 1.7+ VM points to your Java 8 SDK. Click Next.
- Double-click on Github.com > FXDiagram in the tree and click Next.
- Set the required directory names, the Git access information etc on the next page. Then click Next.
- Oomph now downloads and configures an Eclipse IDE, a target platform and the required Git repositories for you. This may take a while.
IDEA IDE (experimental)
If you want to develop the InteliJ IDEA plug-in, follow these steps.
- Clone FXDiagram’s Git repository.
- Import de.fxdiagram.idea as a new project in IDEA. I tried IDEA 14 Community Edition.
- Download the latest JARs and put them into the de.fxdiagram.idea/lib folder.
- Add the JARs as libraries in File > Project Structure > Project Settings > Libraries.
- Make sure you are using the Eclipse Java Compiler.
- Run using Run > Run ‘Plugin’