Using Git to contribute to BaseX
The team uses git and GitHub to manage the source code.
All team members have read+write access to the repository, external contributors are invited to fork the project.
Git makes it is all about distribution and makes it easy to retain a full copy of the repository for yourself. To get started and running simply fork BaseX. If forking sounds unfamiliar to you I suggest you go read some of the documentation listed at the end of this page.
You can then build BaseX with Maven, using Eclipse is optional.
Using Git & Eclipse
- (Optional) Head over to BaseX at GitHub and create an account
- Fork BaseX so you have a version on your own
- Make yourself familiar with git, there are several tutorials around the web
- Install egit (Eclipse: Help > Marketplace > Search for egit or get it from here)
- Open Eclipse
Create the project
Need help using git?
For information on how to install git on various platforms please refer to: GitHub: git Installation Guide