IMGD 4000 (D 09)

Step-by-Step Instructions
for Preparing Homework Jar File

This page describes the steps required to create and verify your homework jar file in the turnin directory of the chess project.

The following assumes you have imported from the course myWPI site into Eclipse as a project. If not, then you will need to familiarize yourself with the general concept of resource loading and the use of the jar utility.

Don't forget to update your javadoc (Project>Generate Javadoc) and the toplevel README.txt file in the 'turnin' directory before creating your jar file to turn in!

Note that the 'turnin' directory already contains an example chess.jar file, which was created from the small Chess example program provided to illustrated loading a model.

Here are the steps in Eclipse to make a new chess.jar file containing your homework:

Finally, upload the chess.jar you have created to Web Turn-In.

FYI, the jar file thus created will not contain either the distributed chess models or the jME libraries, since the TA will run your code in the same chess project environment. However, if you look at the manifest file for chess.jar (which is generated from, you will see the correct classpath references to these shared resources.

Make sure you verify that your jar file is correct using the run_chess command, before uploading it to turn-in!