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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Building JIRA from source

One of the best things about JIRA, if you have a valid license, is that you get to see the source code. You can see it, modify it, break it… err? In this recipe we will modify it, because you have the license to do it!

Getting ready

Following are some of the prerequisites prior to building JIRA from the source:

  • A valid JIRA license to get access to the source code.
  • An environment with JDK 1.5 or higher for JIRA 4.2 and lower versions. JDK 1.6.x is required for JIRA 4.3 and above versions.
  • You will need both Maven 1 and Maven 2 if you are building versions prior to JIRA 4.3. Download Maven version 1.0.x and 2.1.x from http://maven.apache.org/. JIRA 4.3 and above versions only need Maven 2.1.0.

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    You need both Maven 1 and ...

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