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 1COMPILING JEDIT FROM SOURCE
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 3To compile jEdit, you will need:
 4
 5- Jakarta Ant. I use version 1.5; older versions might or might not
 6  work. Get it from <http://jakarta.apache.org>.
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 8- A Java compiler, such as Sun's javac or IBM's jikes.
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10- (Optional) To build the HTML version of the documentation:
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12  - DocBook-XML 4.1.2 DTD and DocBook-XSL 1.54.1 (or later) stylesheets
13    (<http://docbook.sourceforge.net>).
14  - An XSLT processor, such as Xalan (<http://xml.apache.org>) or
15    xsltproc (<http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/>).
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17- (Optional) To build the PDF version of the documentation:
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19  - DocBook-XML 4.1.2 DTD and DocBook-DSSSL 1.76 (or later) stylesheets
20    (<http://docbook.sourceforge.net>).
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22  - OpenJade 1.3 and OpenSP 1.3.4 (or later)
23    (<http://openjade.sourceforge.net>).
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25  - A TeX implementation that includes PDF output capability.
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27Once you have all the necessary tools installed, run the 'dist' target
28in the build.xml file to compile jEdit. If you want to build the docs,
29first edit the `build.properties' file to specify the path to where the
30DocBook XSL stylesheets are installed, then run the 'docs-html-xalan' or
31'docs-html-xsltproc' target.
32
33* A note about JDK versions
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35The Jikes compiler from IBM seems to have a problem where code compiled
36against JDK 1.4 does not work under JDK 1.3. Sun's javac does not have
37this problem.
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39If plan on running jEdit under both 1.3 and 1.4, I recommend you compile
40it using javac.