Wicket graduated from the incubator, or so I’ve heard. I’m never 100% sure of what has or has not graduated. Anyway, unlike a number of widely used open source libraries, Wicket is easy to checkout from source, compile, install, and have running up in Eclipse because it happens to use Maven 2 as a build system. In other words, you don’t have to fish around for instructions on running some byzantine Ant build, it’s all summed up by the following commands:
- svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/wicket/trunk wicket
- cd wicket
- mvn install eclipse:eclipse
- (start eclipse…)
- (File -> Import -> Existing Projects into Workspace) *don’t click copy, leave ‘em where they are
- (configure your M2_REPO classpath variable to point to your local repository)
Done - took you maybe 5 minutes start to finish…
And, that’s the way it should be. No need to read some readme file to try to figure out what software needed to be installed, or what other projects need to be in what relative directories, etc…
maven 2 just works.
Update 9:09 PM: Thanks to Mr. Locke for correctly pointing out that I left out the import projects step in the comments.