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  • Can't get Started :-( Link broken?

    New to spring and Java GUI development, though done a fair bit of backend dev. Trying to get started with Spring RCP, but struggling at an early hurdle.

    Downloaded fine when I use TortiseSVN (cmd line failed for some reason) and sample app kind of runs up. [Throwing a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/jdesktop/swingx/error/ErrorReporter - although this exists in rt.jar]. HOWEVER, that is NOT my problem at the moment....

    What I cannot find is any information on how to start a new project. Thought I'd found it on the Wiki Home ( in the Getting Start Link - only that is reporting as broken. It is trying to go to (

    The doco I've been trying to understand is all working with the existing application, or starting after a new application has been started. I work best by doing as I read the tutorials rather than examining, but fails to mention how to do this first bit - deferring correctly to the Getting Started doco.

    Anyone know what the real link is?


  • #2
    Try the Spring RCP website:

    In the menu there the getting started link works. However, try and take a look at the simple sample or create a project from the maven archetype.


    • #3
      Thanks - completely blind. Must be domestic blindness spreading Tried to create a login in the Wiki to fix but couldn't find where to register.

      Continuing on, when I try to run the mvn archetype:create as documented, was getting a failure: DownloadNotFoundException: Requested download does not exist.

      Played around a bit, and just before I hit submit on continuing this as a problem, had another thought, dug and found the answer!

      Suggestion of a doco update for dummies like me.

      Doco currently says
      Next, run the following command (with appropriate substitutions for and your-artifact-id) in an empty directory:

      mvn archetype:create \
      -DarchetypeGroupId=org.springframework.richclient \
      -DarchetypeArtifactId=spring-richclient-archetype \
      -DarchetypeVersion=0.2.0-SNAPSHOT \ -DartifactId=your-artifact-id

      but I needed to run

      mvn archetype:create \
      -DarchetypeGroupId=org.springframework.richclient \
      -DarchetypeArtifactId=spring-richclient-archetype \
      -DarchetypeVersion=1.1.0 \ -DartifactId=my-artifact-id

      Suggest that section be reworded to be (coloured to show suggested changes - not for final )
      mvn install
      • Next, run the following command (with appropriate substitutions for the current Spring RCP version [check the version element in ~/.m2/repository/org/springframework/richclient/spring-richclient-archetype/the.created.version/spring-richclient-archetype-the.created.version.pom], and your-artifact-id) in an empty directory:
      mvn archetype:create \
      -DarchetypeGroupId=org.springframework.richclient \
      -DarchetypeArtifactId=spring-richclient-archetype \
      -DarchetypeVersion=the.created.version \ -DartifactId=your-artifact-id

      Just a suggestion. Thanks again for your help!