My goal is to set up a dev environment for developing and testing OpenFire plugins. I am new to java but I am an experienced developer so I’'m hoping I can get up and running fairly quickly. My questions are related to setting up a working dev environment.
I am running Fedora 6 and I have jdk 1.5 installed
In order to develop plugins, do I need to build and install the OpenFire sources or can I use the binaries?
What is the best environment for developing these plugins on Linux? I understand I need Ant. I tried to install Ant but I stopped after it asked me for a whole bunch of packages and libraries (both java and X-windows related), which makes me think my java installation is incomplete (java sdk needed?)
Which debugger is available - Eclipse? Would I need to run it over X and connect remotely? I’'d rather use a non-graphic tool, in a terminal shell.
Sorry these questions are so basic, Thanks for any help. --LT