Source Code Build

Build dubbo from source code


checkout the lastest project source code with commands blow:

git clone dubbo


We use master as the major branch for new feature development, and use other branches for maintenance. Tags for all versions can be checked via


Dubbo relies on maven as the building tool.


  • Java above 1.8 version
  • Maven version 2.2.1 or above

The following MAVEN_OPTSshould be configured before building:

export MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m

build with below command:

mvn clean install

skip testing using below building command:

mvn install -Dmaven.test.skip

Building jar package of source code

build Dubbo source code jar package with below command.

mvn clean source:jar install -Dmaven.test.skip

and modify the dubbo dependency in your sample project to the SANPSHOT version of the local repository, and then use remote debugger to debug dubbo.

IDE support

use below command to generate IDE.

Intellij Idea

mvn idea:idea


mvn eclipse:eclipse

Importing into eclipse

Firstly, a maven repository needs to be configured in eclipse. Define M2_REPO and point it to the local maven repository by clicking Preferences -> Java -> Build Path -> Classpath.

Use the following maven command as well:

mvn eclipse:configure-workspace -Declipse.workspace=/path/to/the/workspace/
  1. view the source code through
  2. path under UNIX is ${HOME}/.m2/repository, path under Windows is C:\Documents and Settings<user>.m2\repository