Building MeV from Source
MeV is open-source software, released under the Artistic License v2.0 and hosted at Sourceforge.net. You are welcome to check out the source code and build and modify it to your heart's content, as long as you conform to the terms of the license.
MeV is a complex package. Here are a few steps to follow that should get you started building the package.
- Install the Eclipse IDE.
- Check out the MeV source code from Sourceforge into a new folder in your Eclipse workspace.
- Create a new Java project in Eclipse in the MeV check-out folder. Use the option Create Project from Existing Source.
- In the build_script folder is an Ant build script called build.xml. Within it are many build targets. For windows users, we recommend using build-package-win-alone. Mac users can use build-package-mac-alone, and linux users (you get it now) build-package-linux32-alone. To build all three, use build-package-all-os-arch.