In this chapter we will see how to prepare the development environment on Windows operating system for working with Axelor Open Platform sources.
Download the OpenJDK 8 from the above link and install on your system.
Set the environment variables as follows:
> set JAVA_HOME=C:\path\to\jdk > set PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
Download the PostgreSQL from the above link and install on your system.
Download the latest distribution package from https://github.com/axelor/axelor-development-kit/releases and extract the package somewhere and set following environment variables.
> set AXELOR_HOME=C:\path\to\axelor-adk > set PATH=%AXELOR_HOME%\bin;%PATH%
or you can build from the latest source like this:
> git clone https://github.com/axelor/axelor-development-kit.git > cd axelor-development-kit > gradlew installApp
> set AXELOR_HOME=C:\path\to\axelor-development-kit\build\install\axelor-development-kit > set PATH=%AXELOR_HOME$\bin;%PATH%
You should have a special command `axelor' in your path now. Just try issuing following command on the terminal:
> axelor --help
You should see output something like this:
Usage: axelor [--help] [--new <NAME>] Run the interactive shell or create a new axelor project. -h, --help show this help and exit -v, --version display version information --new <NAME> create a new application project
You can also execute shell commands directly like:
> axelor help > axelor help run > axelor clean > axelor build > axelor run -p 8000
The command line utility can also be used in interactive mode where the utility runs in a special shell from where you can issue various commands.