[jdom-interest] Initial questions - build jdom

Rolf Lear jdom at tuis.net
Tue Mar 20 10:06:07 PDT 2012

Hi George.

I imagine you have pulled the 1.1.3 version of JDOM.

The zip file is quite big, and contains a lot of 'stuff'. It does contain
the JDOM jar (and a matching jar for javadocs and source if you use an IDE
like eclipse). Have a look in the zip file in the build/ folder, and you
will find build/jdom-1.1.3.jar

Hope that helps.

Though, having said that, if you are new to JDOM I encourage you to start
with the (currently in very late beta - final version to be released in a
couple of weeks) to work with JDOM 2.x

JDOM 2.x will be much easier for you to start with because it has a more
intuitive system of generics, etc. (It has generics, 1.1.3 does not).

So, how about you get JDOM 2.x from

That zip file contains the three jars (jdom, apidocs, and sources), as
well as the dependancy jars you need to run it.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to shout out.

Happy coding


On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:17:36 -0400, George Seese <gseese at gmail.com> wrote:
> Windows 7, beginner to java.
> The download page said "Binary releases come with source, but you're not
> required to build the code yourself."

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