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Who works with Liferay knows how much can be tedious and repetitive to prepare a new development environment: download all the needed ZIP files (SDK, Tomcat bundle, portal sources, ...), unzip them, create the workspace, ...

Liferay Development Configurator (LDC) helps to automate this process: just set the project name and the version of Liferay to be used and the program will download and unpack all the files needed.

The application can be run through the command line, with this syntax:

java -jar LiferayDevelopmentConfigurator.jar --project ProjectName --version 6.2.1

Depending on the Liferay version number set, LDC takes care of downloading all the needed ZIP files and copy them to the folder specified in the configuration file conf/ that also acts as a repository; so you don't need to download them again in the future.

The it will create the project folder, unzip the files and create the Eclipse workspace; see wiki for details.

Liferay supported versions at the moment are:

  • 6.1.1 CE
  • 6.1.2 CE
  • 6.2.0 CE
  • 6.2.1 CE

The application can be downloaded from the SourceForge site: Liferay Development Configurator