A VirtualBox image containing Ubuntu and Eclipse pre configured for XWiki (core and contrib) development.

Download on http://download.xwiki.org/dev/vm/Ubuntu-Eclipse.vdi.7z. An ova version of the VM is also provided in case you can't make VirtualBox work for some reason and want to try another software (like VMWare).

The user id is xwiki-contrib and the password xwiki.

Report bugs or improvements requests: https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/VMUE

Resources required

  • it's recommended to allocate at least 2 cores to the VM
  • it's recommended to allocate at least 4GB of RAM to the VM
  • you will need at least 20GB of free space to use this VM


  • Oracle Java 8 and Ubuntu repository to update it
  • Maven 3.5.2
    • Configured with XWiki repositories and custom version of Firefox
    • mvn build with Java 8
    • mvn-java7 to build with Java 7
  • Cloned repositories
    • xwiki-commons
    • xwiki-rendering
    • xwiki-platform
    • xwiki-dev-tools
  • Eclipse
    • Eclipse J2EE plus a few XWiki development related plugin (XEclipse, XWiki Checkstyle plugin, M2E extensions, etc.)
    • Eclipse workspace configured for core development
    • Eclipse workspace configured for contrib extension development (with LDAP project as example)
  • Yourkit with xwiki.org license key

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