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The InterMine checkout includes configuration to open the various code modules as Eclipse projects. This document explains how to set up your new checkout in Eclipse.

Starting up Eclipse

Open Eclipse, if it is the first time you have used it click on the arrow icon to bring up the work environment:

To import the InterMine projects:

  1. Select ‘File’ -> ‘Import’.
  2. From the dialog select ‘General’ then ‘Existing Projects into Workspace’ and click Next.
  3. Choose git/intermine (or whatever the root directory of your InterMine checkout is) as the root directory to import from.
  4. A long list of projects will appear, leave them all selected and click Finish.
  5. The workspace will take some time to build. If you are running eclipse on a new checkout of InterMine there initially be some errors. This is because some packages depend on code that is auto-generated from model XML files. To fix this you need to run some ant targets at the command line and refresh. You only need to do this the first time you set up Eclipse.
  6. Run ant with no arguments in the following directories:
  • intermine/objectstore/model/testmodel
  • intermine/integrate/model/fulldata
  • intermine/api/test
  • intermine/pathquery/main
  • intermine/api/model/userprofile
  • bio/test-all/dbmodel

Or just run as a single command:

(cd intermine/objectstore/model/testmodel && ant clean-all && ant) && (cd intermine/integrate/model/fulldata && ant clean && ant) && (cd intermine/pathquery/main && ant clean && ant) && (cd intermine/api/model/userprofile && ant clean && ant) && (cd bio/test-all/dbmodel && ant clean && ant build-db) && (cd intermine/objectstore/test && ant clean && ant) && (cd bio/core/main && ant clean && ant)


For the final directory you will first need to set up a properties file for the bio tests (see instructions running the bio tests) and may need to run ant clean build-db if prompted to do so.

  1. Now select all projects in the Project Explorer and Refresh. There should no longer be any errors.

Debugging InterMine

  1. start up tomcat with a port open for monitoring
  2. Make a copy tomcat’s bin/ - call it - make a version and defines the environment variable
export JPDA_OPTS=-agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,address=<your host name>:8069,server=y,suspend=y

or, whatever port is free if 8069 is being used.

  1. Replace the final line with
exec "$PRGDIR"/"$EXECUTABLE" jpda start "$@“
  1. Go to eclipse and debug as a remote Java application. You just need to specify the host of Tomcat and the port that you listed. You’ll need to have a browser window or web service call to get things going.