Dev environment setup with Eclipse and Ubuntu18.04 (Linux Mint)

Developers who want to use EnterMedia on an OS with a familiar UI can use these Ubuntu installation instructions. This process utilizes Java, Eclipse, Groovy and SmartGit. Alternate Instructions for standard Ubuntu Installation are also available.

Ubuntu Installation (Linux Mint) for EnterMedia

1.) Install Java and Eclipse:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java && sudo apt-get install oracle-java12-installe

If you have multiple versions of java installed, install the following package to set Java 12 as default one:

 sudo apt-get install oracle-java12-set-default

Download Eclipse (Mars) Setup HTML editor by going to Help | Eclipse Marketplace | Search for "HTML Editor" pick top one

2.) Install Groovy

Help | Install New Software | Select : 2.4 Groovy Compiler

3.) Check out the source from git

Make sure to check out the key EnterMedia projects. We recommend using SmartGit to clone the repositories:

git clone ;
git clone git:// ;
git clone git:// ;
git clone git:// ;
git clone git:// ; 
git clone git://

Eclipse File | Import | Existing Projects into Workspace Choose each of the main projects and import them, Do not check "Copy projects into workspace"

4.) Install Dependencies

 sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y ffmpeg automake libogg0 libogg-dev libvorbis0a libvorbisenc2 x264  lame libimage-exiftool-perl libreoffice unzip git libltdl-dev librsvg2-2 libwmf-bin libxt6 libgomp1 libtiff5-dev libtiff5 libfaac-dev lame imagemagick ghostscript

Install libx264-normal.ffpreset into: /home/USERNAME/.ffmpeg/ *(Skip if already installed.)

5.) Run your application server

Right click on demoall/etc/demoall Tomcat.launch | Debug As You should now be able to connect to the webapp by going to http://localhost:8080/ *(Must be launched again everytime eclipsed is closed.)

6.) Import the EnterMedia Code Style guide

Find the style guide here: entermedia-server/etc/EnterMedia.format