Starting from Version 5.5, the Freedomotic build cycle is managed with Apache Maven. This quick reference explains how Maven phases are bound to specific tasks:
First time compile, or to refresh the entire project and submodules
This will compile freedomotic-core and all basic plugins like base-objects, java-frontend, etc.
cd FREEDOMOTIC_ROOT mvn clean install
You can do so from command line using
cd FREEDOMOTIC_ROOT java -jar framework/freedomotic-core/target/freedomotic-core/freedomotic.jar
As an alternative, you can start freedomotic-core project from your favourite IDE.
After doing changes to the plugin code…
This will compile your plugin and install it automatically into the Freedomotic runtime (freedomotic-core), ready to be started
cd FREEDOMOTIC_ROOT/plugins/devices/YOUR_PLUGIN_NAME mvn clean install
Share your own plugin in a convenient and easy to install way
This will compile your own plugin, deploy it to the online Maven repository and publish the new artifact on the related Freedomotic website marketplace page.
cd FREEDOMOTIC_ROOT/plugins/devices/YOUR_PLUGIN_NAME mvn clean deploy -P market -D username="name" -D password="password"
More details on how to publish a plugin.
To know more about Maven phases, refer to the article “Maven: introduction to the lifecycle”
That’s all! Open your favourite IDE and start the freedomotic-core project to run Freedomotic on your PC.