I want to study the epic sources and maybe add a feature or two, but I am stuck setting up the project itself. :-(
I've checked out the CVS, compiled a bunch of antlr-grammar files, but PerlMultiLexer.java still complains about
"LexExpectStringEnd cannot be resolved to a type" - I am clearly missing something.
Is there a build system somewhere? A Guide? I searched the Intarwebs, but found nothing.
Any help would be appreciated
CVS is outdated. Throw away what you checked out. You should clone the 'testing' version from GitHub: https://github.com/jploski/epic-ide then import individual projects into workspace (org.epic.debug, org.epic.doc, org.epic.feature.main, org.epic.lib, org.epic.perleditor, org.epic.perleditor-test, org.epic.regexp, org.epic.source).
There used to be a short guide at http://www.epic-ide.org/devguide.php - but it is now also outdated as far as references to CVS are concerned.
To build successfully, you must have the ANTLR plugin installed. Because the update site at http://antlreclipse.sourceforge.net/ seems down, I uploaded a ZIP file to http://www.epic-ide.org/downloads/antlr.zip. To install the plugin, unpack this ZIP into the "dropins" folder of your Eclipse installation and restart.