Getting Started

The easy way to get started using Preon is to create a project from an archetype. If you are new to Maven archetypes, that may sound quite complicated, but it really isn't. All you have to do is go into a directory of your preference, and type this on the commandline:

mvn -DarchetypeCatalog= archetype:generate

The URL passed above is point to the catalog file that has the definitions of the archetypes. Once you have typed this, and hit enter, Maven will offer you a list of choices of types of project to create. Once you have made the selection, the only things that you will have to enter are:

  • The groupId of the project you are going to create
  • The artifactId
  • The version
  • The package containing the sample files