Getting the Tuning Fork Code
- Tuning Fork requires Java 5.0 (or later) to be installed and
on your path. To confirm this, use "java -version".
- Tuning Fork requires exactly Eclipse 3.3.2 (neither
earlier not later versions will work!). We hope to upgrade to a later
release, but the dependence on a particular release at any given point
in time may persist.
- You'll need an Eclipse plugin to support svn. We use subclipse. The
simplest way to install subclipse if you don't already have it is to
use the standard Eclipse Software Update process (Help->Software
Updates->Find and Install). The subclipse 1.2.x update site URL is
http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.2.x. You do not need the
optional integration plugins, only the basic (required) subclipse
plugin is needed.
Checking Out the Source Code
The code lives under tfroot/trunk in the svn repository. Do
not simply check out this directory tree!.
Tuning Fork is consists of a number of projects. We manage them
using Eclipse's built-in project set support. To get the code, you
will first checkout a project containing a project set file
(TuningFork.psf) then tell Eclipse that you want to import the project
set. In more detail the steps are:
- In the SVN Repository Exploring perspective, create a new
- In the tree view of our svn repository, navigate to
tfroot/trunk/ProjectSets/TuningFork and checkout this directory as a
project in your workspace.
- Switch to the Java perspective.
- Select the Stable.psf file in the TuningFork project, right
click, and select Import.
- You should see a wizard to import
Stable.psf as a Team Project Set.
- Selecting Next, then Finish should result in all the projects in
Stable.psf being checked out into your eclipse workspace.
- Optionally, you may repeat the import steps with the Unstable.psf
file to checkout additional projects that are still highly
experimental and/or only partially functional.
Running Tuning Fork
After you have TuningFork checked out, you probably want to run
it. The simplest way to do this is to open the Java perspective, then
open the project com.ibm.tuningfork.rcpapp in the package
explorer. Double click on the file called TuningFork.product to open
it in the Editor. At the bottom left of the "Overview" pane there will
be a link called "Launch the product". If you click on this link, it
should run TuningFork as an Eclipse Application.