JIBS source code is available under a GPL license.
The code is available using Git from
and is compiled using Gradle.
Note that on February 1, 2015 the active code base was moved to the Git repository. The SVN repository provides prior history.
Development EnvironmentHere are how I set up my development environment:
Install: Java 8
I installed at c:\Java\jdk1.8.0_102.
JIBS 3.0 uses JavaFX alerting which is available starting in Java 8 update 40.
Optional: Install Cygwin
I installed at C:\cygwin64 and then put C:\cygwin64\bin on my path (found under Windows Environment Variables).
That way I can use my favorite Linux commands from the Windows DOS window/Command Prompt.
I unzipped to: C:\dev\gradle-3.0
I used the "all" bundle to get the documentation, but then just Googled everything so it didn't really matter.
Install: Eclipse Neon Enterprise Edition
I unzipped to: C:\dev\eclipse
I use the Enterprise Edition to get the HTML editors. JIBS is a local desktop application, not an enterprise application.
Install Eclipse Plugin: e(fx)clipse - JavaFX support for Eclipse
From Eclipse Help -> Install New Software -> http://download.eclipse.org/efxclipse/updates-released/2.4.0/site (select all)
I did not need to install the modeling dependency. I'm guessing its included in the Enterprise Edition I originally installed.
Install Groovy Plugin: Groovy Plugin
From Eclipse Help -> Install New Software -> http://dist.springsource.org/snapshot/GRECLIPSE/e4.6/ (select all)
Gradle scripts are written in Groovy. This plugin will give you syntax and coloring when editing the Gradle build scripts.
Install JavaFX SceneBuilder: JavaFX Scenbuilder
In Exclipse, go to Preferences -> JavaFx to set path to Scenebuilder.
Create Git repository.
From Eclipse, File -> New -> Other -> Git -> Git Repository
I put the repository at: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git
Clone the jibs-jrat repository.
From Eclipse change to the Git perspective and select "clone". (Actual steps may vary.)
Clone URL: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/p/img-browse-sort/jibs-jrat
I cloned to: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat
Note that SourceForge instructions actually gave me a URL that did not work. At least not in Eclipse. I had to remove img-browse-sort-jibs-jrat after the space at the end to get the supplied URL to work.
From the C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs directory run: gradle eclipseClasspath
This will cause all the needed dependencies to be downloaded into the Gradle repository. It will also create the .classpath Eclipse needs to finish understanding the project. After this is done, use F5 to refresh Eclipse files and Eclipse should compile itself and show no issues.
Note that I don't have Gradle on my path. I run this script to set up my Gradle environment: build.bat
Import the project into Exclipse.
Should be able to just select project file: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs
Apply the formatter
Here is the location of the format file: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs\eclipseFormatting.xml
Adjust the warnings
I turn on all warnings except for:
a) Code Style: Non-externalized Strings
b) Unnecessary Code: Value of exception parameter not used
- You should now be able to get a clean compile
Do a full build to create an "uberJar" which can be run on any machine just by double-clicking on it.
(Assuming you have Java correctly installed on the machine.)
From the C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs directory run: gradle uberJar
That will put JIBS.jar at: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs\build\deliver
Here is what you do to create a JIBS.exe for Windows:
- Install: launch4j
- From the C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs directory run: launch4j launch4j.xml
- That will put JIBS.exe at: C:\Users\Gerhard\Git\jibs-jrat\jibs\build\deliver
Other Useful InformationSQL Schema
Other Useful Programs
This is what I use to upload my web page files.
Free open source web page editor. Although I do a lot of HTML just from a text editor.
An Image map is a graphic image designed in a way that allows different areas of the main image to be click-able by users.
Windows Paint and
My vast graphics processing library.
What I should use is ImageJ which is actually bundled in JIBS, but I would have to take the time to learn it!