Basic Maven Settings

Darwino projects require Maven to be properly configured to point to the Darwino repository. This is best done by modifying Maven's settings file, which is a file called settings.xml located in the .m2 directory in your home folder.

If you're using Eclipse and this file already exists, you can open it for editing by going to the Maven → User Settings pane in Eclipse's Preferences and clicking "Open File":

If the file does not yet exist, this link will be absent. In that case, create a new file in a text editor and, when saving, browse to your home directory (e.g. C:\Users\yourname on Windows, ~/ on a mac), create a folder named ".m2" (with the leading dot), and save the file as "settings.xml". If it is a new file, use the following content or merge it with the existing file. This file can be downloaded here.

Of course, you have to set your own user and password and, depending on the edition you are willing to use, set the repository URL to:

To validate that your maven settings are correct, display the Maven Repositories view in eclipse (Window->Show View->Other...). Hit the refresh button to make the Darwino repository appear. Finally, right click on this repository and select Rebuild Index,. As a result, you should see the Darwino assets like in:

IBM Domino Specific Settings

If you will be working on Domino-related projects, it is necessary to download and install and reference the IBM Domino Update Site for Build Management from It contains the OSGi plugins required by Domino.

The Update Site can be downloaded here. Expand the download zip file and place the contents in the Java install directory.

In Eclipse Preferences, add the Update Site to the target platform. To do this, under 'Plug-in Development\Target Platform' select the Running Platform and choose 'Edit...'. In the resulting dialog, choose 'Add...', then 'Directory', then point to the Update Site directory and click 'Finish'.

The important information to add to your Maven settings is the location of the Darwino repository, which contains the core Darwino components as well as needed third-party dependencies.

Here is an example of a complete settings.xml containing the remote repository using the generic repo accessor username. If your settings.xml file didn't exist previously, you can use this as the file's contents. If you will be working on Domino-related projects, change the file path specified in the notes-platform property to your Java directory. If you will NOT be working on Domino-related projects, you can delete the notes-platform property altogether.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<settings xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
                    file:///*path to Java installation*/DominoBuildManagementUpdateSite/UpdateSite
                    <name>Darwino Platform</name>
                    <name>Darwino Platform</name>

To merge this into an existing settings.xml, the pertinent components are the <profile>...</profile> block, including the named profile in the activeProfiles, specifying the credentials used when accessing the repository, and adding the notes-platform property (if you will be working on Domino-related projects).

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