Download the Code
iDempiere sources are hosted at Atlassian Bitbucket, you can download the complete project with:
cd $HOME/sources hg clone https://bitbucket.org/idempiere/idempiere
Please replace $HOME/sources with the folder where you wish to download the whole sources, at least 2 GB are required.
Tip: Zipped full repo
It is reported repeatedly that hg clone operation tends to fail because of bandwidth.
For your convenience iDempiere project provides a full zipped repo that you can download over slow lines, you can find it at sourceforge on this link
You just need to download, unzip the file, and then execute within the downloaded folder:
hg -v pull -u
Tip: Incremental clone
Alternatively, an incrementalClone.sh script can be used to download on slow lines, you just need to download the script and execute on the folder you want to download:
Or, you can do it manually, note that mercurial doesn't support directly to do incremental clone, so the trick is to clone the first revision and then incrementally pull sets of revisions, for example:
hg clone -r 1 https://bitbucket.org/idempiere/idempiere cd idempiere hg pull -r 100 -u hg pull -r 200 -u hg pull -r 300 -u hg pull -r 400 -u hg pull -r 500 -u ... and so on until the actual revision of the repository
Local experimentation clone
Once you have downloaded the sources from bitbucket you can easily clone locally your downloaded repository (for example for experimentation purposes) with an instruction like this:
cd $HOME/sources hg clone idempiere myexperiment
This way you could experiment with a local clone instead of the downloaded from bitbucket (in order to keep it pristine).
Set the working version
If you are going to work with iDempiere development version (actually > 5.1) please execute:
cd $HOME/sources/myexperiment hg update default
If you are going to work with iDempiere version 5.1:
cd $HOME/sources/myexperiment hg update release-5.1
Keeping up to date
When you want to synchronize your local clone with bitbucket again you can do it with:
cd $HOME/sources/idempiere hg pull -u
and/or, similarly for your local clone
cd $HOME/sources/myexperiment hg pull -u
Note that first one will pull from bitbucket, and second will pull from your local clone.