Setting Up a MIRC Development Environment

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

This article describes the development environment that was used to develop the MIRC software, including CTP and TFS. It is not the only way that it could have been done, and it is certainly not a sophisticated approach; it is just the way that I did it. The intended audience for this article is software engineers who are extending or maintaining the code.

There are three key modules in the MIRC software:

  • Util contains the embedded server, common servlets, and a set of utility classes.
  • CTP contains the CTP application, including.
  • MIRC contains the CTP plugin that implements the teaching file system.

All the software is available on GitHub at https://github.com/johnperry.

The best approach is to fork the Util, CTP, and MIRC2 repositories and check out the code onto your development system.

Each module has an Ant build.xml file to build it. The build files expect a directory structure like this:

  • Development
    • Util
    • CTP
    • MIRC2