Tools of the Trade

You will need to install jdk8, maven (apache-maven-3.5), jruby-9.1.8.0+, have access to processing-3.3.2 jars. Note we prefer a local install of minitest for testing.

How to build ruby-processing projects

Install the processing core jar in your local maven repository, unfortunately you will need to do this until the processing guys (mainly Ben Fry) see the light and convert vanilla processing to use a maven build. Do this for any other jars you require that are not available from maven central.

git clone repo
cd repo
rake

It really is as simple as that…

We are using a polyglot maven build and the pom.xml is only produced for reference, if modifications are required modify pom.rb, Rakefile and *.gemspec please don’t alter the Gemfile (which is only included for bundler fans), preferably don’t use bundler you probably don’t need it, and it can’t control jruby version, java version, jar version (or much else that is important to JRubyArt/propane). If your crutch is broken why use it?