SCAN is developed as an open source software project hosted by SourceForge.net.
How to help
There is a plenty of options for those who want to contribute into SCAN development:
- Grab the source code and improve it
- Develop your own plugins for new document formats and locations
- Submit documentation
- Test it and report the bugs
- Share your ideas on new features
- Participate in discussions - your opinion is important for us!
- Tell about your SCAN experience and use cases
- Promote SCAN on blogs and forums
- Feel free to contact us for ideas of partnership
Getting the source code
SCAN Subversion repository can be checked out with the following SVN command:
$ svn co https://scan.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scan/trunk scan
The command will create new ‘
scan/‘ subdirectory with full SCAN sourcecode tree inside.
The sourcecode tree consists of few modules, including main platform module (
SCAN) and a number of modules of the SCAN plugins. To check out a specific module only, use the command:
$ svn co https://scan.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scan/trunk/modulename modulename
Note that the code in trunk may be unstable. To obtain a stable sourcecode snapshot of a specific SCAN release, look at the ‘
tags‘ repository section:
$ svn co https://scan.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scan/tags/release scan-release
or, of a specific module release:
$ svn co https://scan.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scan/tags/release/modulename modulename-release
The ‘release‘ is SCAN official release number (1.0, 1.1, etc).
- Download Subversion client for your platform
- Browse SCAN Subversion repository with a web-interface
- View SCAN repository statistics
For building SCAN sourcecode, the following software need to be installed:
Please note: SVN modules do not contain third-party dependency libraries used in SCAN. Before building the sourcecode, you need to copy all JAR files from the ‘
lib/‘ subdirectories of your SCAN installation and plugin directories into the ‘
lib/‘ subdirectories of the respective sourcecode modules.
To build a sourcecode module, cd to the module directory and execute a build file:
$ ant [command]
Where the commands are:
jar(default) - Compile the sourcecode and create a JAR file
compile- Compile the sourcecode
dist- Create new module distribution in the ‘dist/’ subdirectory
javadoc- Generate module javadocs in the ‘doc/javadoc/’ subdirectory
clean- Clean all module builds, javadocs and distributions
The plugin build files support two additional commands:
install- Install the plugin into the ‘plugins/’ directory of the main SCAN module.
uninstall- Uninstall the plugin from the main SCAN module.
By default, the build system expects that the structure of sourcecode modules matches the structure of SVN repository trunk. If you use a custom modules structure, edit the ‘
build.properties‘ files of the plugin modules to set a correct path to the main SCAN module directory in the ‘