Building the jar file

The source distribution does not contain all needed libraries. If you want to build SQL Workbench/J yourself it is highly recommended to clone or download the Git repositoryLink Arrow to automatically get everything you need.

To build the jar file, use ant while the scripts directory is your current directory. If the build is successful, dist/sqlworkbench.jar will be created.

The default Ant target make-dev-jar does not build the manual.

Building the manual

To build the manual, please clone or download the corresponding Git repositoryLink Arrow.

To build the manual you need to download the Docbook XSLLink Arrow package (e.g. and FOPLink Arrow (Version 0.95, newer version don't work with Docbook XSL).

Go into the manual subdirectory and type ant pdf to build the PDF or ant publish-dev to build the HTML manual.