I've managed to build Field on several computers now. But there where some things along the way that puzzled me quiet a bit while doing so:
- The download page says: "You might want to consider building from source
, especially for Linux
." which hints there are alternative ways to get Field to run. But I was unable to find any other way on the page. So I guess building from source is really the only way. Pointing to that fact would be nice.
- The link points to a page which explains that one will need a IDE to build it and that Eclipse is preferred. . It should mention that in order to build from source, a ant installation is absolutely sufficient.
- Also the page says that one should remember the mentioned e-mail adresses. Uhm... why? I haven't found out yet why this particular e-mail address is important to remember in order to build the source.
- The README.md (https://github.com/OpenEndedGroup/Field
) says one should clone the git-repository with "
git clone g...@github.com:OpenEndedGroup/Field.git
". This doesn't work. I always get a "Permission denied (publickey). fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly". It seems that I don't have read permission. I worked around by using the zip-download feature at the top of the git-hub page. Still I think this is a unnecessary chilling setup for newcomers who might be interested to help with the project.