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The source code for Jikes RVM is stored in a Subversion repository. A developer can either work with the version control system or download one of the releases. If you are interested in doing development of Jikes RVM you may be interested in using a distributed or local version control tool.

Download a Release

Major and minor releases of Jikes RVM occur at regular intervals. These releases are archived in the file downloadarea in either tar-gzip (jikesrvm-<version>.tar.gz) or tar-bzip2 (jikesrvm-<version>.tar.bz2) format. Use your web browser to download the latest version of Jikes RVM then to extract the tar-gzip archive type:

> tar xvzf jikesrvm-<version>.tar.gz

or for the tar-bzip2 archive type:

> tar xvjf jikesrvm-<version>.tar.bz2

Use Subversion

The source code for Jikes RVM is stored in a Subversion repository. There is plenty of online documentation for using Subversion such as the Subversion Book or Sourceforge documentation but after installing Subversion the current version of source can be downloaded via:

You can also retrieve a specific version (such as 2.4.6) via:

If you are a core developer you will be able to commit changes to the repository directly. Otherwise you will need to place patches in the patch tracker.

You can browse the online subversion repository at http://svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/jikesrvm/rvmroot/trunk/.

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