The recommended way is to duplicate one of the examples located in the 'plugins' directory directory of the following GitHub repository: https://github.com/SonarSource/sonar-examples. If you aren't sure which plugin to use, then select plugins/sonar-reference-plugin.
from the root directory, for example /path/to/sonar-reference-plugin. The JAR file is generated in the 'target' directory.
Then, copy the JAR to the '$SONARSONARQUBE_HOME/extensions/plugin' plugins directory and restart your SonarQube server.
Next step is: coding a plugin.
Working on SonarQube Eclipse
Plugin in Eclipse
- Java at least 1.6
- Maven at least 3.0.4
- clone https://github.com/SonarSource/sonar-eclipse
- run an initial Maven build from the command line: mvn clean install
- import everything into Eclipse as a Maven project (the Tycho connector should be installed automatically)
- in Eclipse preferences, configure a new variable in Run/Debug - > String substitution: M2_REPO = /path/to/your/local/m2/repo
- open and activate one of the following target platforms:
- If you want to work with Kepler: target-platform-e43/target-platform-e43-dev.target
- If you want to work with Juno: target-platform-e42/target-platform-e42-dev.target