The following procedure describes how to install the GROWLab environment from our source code repository:


  1. An account for our Subversion repository is necessary at this point. Please contact  us if you don't already have one.
  2. A recent version of the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) installed on your system.
  3. The Java 3D extension to the Java Virtual Machine.
  4. IntelliJ IDEA Java Integrated Development Environment installed and the above Java installation configured (in File->Settings->Project Settings->Project JDK). Please contact us if you don't have a license.

Source code

You can download the GROWLab source code using Subversion by invoking the following command:

   svn co growlab

An easier alternative is to check out the source code directly from IntelliJ IDEA:

  1. Version Control->Checkout from Version Control->Subversion
  2. Add Repository Location:
  3. Checkout
  4. Select a destination directory where the local copy should be stored, e.g. C:\java\ethz\growlab

Opening the project

A predefined project file (GROWLab.ipr) is provided at the root. You can simply open it with IntelliJ IDEA: File->Open Project...

You should now be ready for development:

GROWLab in IntelliJ IDEA
GROWLab in IntelliJ IDEA