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Welcome to the 1.0.1 release of Etch.
The jumping off point for Etch information and help is here:
(Please ignore the tantalizing navigation box on the right and instead
scroll down to view various topics...)
The top-level structure of the install image is:
Please take a moment to review the ChangeLog.txt and LICENSE.txt files.
The Windows installer (etch-1.0.1-setup.exe) has created a user environment
variable (ETCH_HOME) which points to the Etch installation directory. If you
installed Etch using either etch-1.0.1.tar.gz or, you will want
to create this environment variable yourself:
set ETCH_HOME=C:\Program Files\Etch\etch-1.0.1
export ETCH_HOME=/usr/local/etch/etch-1.0.1
The bin directory has also been put on your path by the Windows installer. If
you are using the archives, you will need to do this yourself:
The bin directory contains a Windows bat script and a unix shell script.
You will also need to have a java sdk installed (later versions of 1.5 or
any version of 1.6). A JAVA_HOME environment variable should point to the
installation directory of the java sdk.
In the end, at a command line or shell, you should be able to run the etch
compiler and see some basic output:
etch: option '-b binding' must be specified on the command line
bash-3.2$ etch
etch: option '-b binding' must be specified on the command line
The lib directory contains the various jar files, zipped sources, and a C# dll:
The main items of interest are the java binding runtime, which you need to
put on the classpath of your projects: etch-java-runtime-1.0.1.jar. There is
source code to go with it in
The C# (.NET 2.0) Etch.dll should be added to any C# projects.
There is an ant plugin which you can use with ant 1.7.0 or later to invoke the
compiler as a task. It is documented on the wiki referenced above.
If you are using maven, then you might want to install the Etch artifacts into
your local maven repository. There is a Windows bat script to do this in the
maven directory:
You need to have maven on your path when you run this script. The file
etch-java-runtime-1.0.1.jar will be installed into your local repository with
group "etch.etch", artifact id "etch-java-runtime", and version "1.0.1". You
may then reference Etch from your maven projects.
Examples and unit tests can be had by checking out the source code from the
subversion repository and performing a complete build: