1. Install Prerequisites


2. Install 3rd Party Libraries

cd install-libraries

Depending on your version of Apache Maven, you might get an error "BUILD FAILED" containing the message: Cannot run program "mvn.cmd"

In this case, edit the file install-libraries\lib\setup-maven_win.xml and replace all occurrences of "mvn.cmd" with "mvn.bat"

3. Obtain Source Code

  • Open a Git CMD (Git Bash) window and execute the following:

mkdir joget_src
cd joget_src
git clone https://github.com/jogetworkflow/jw-community.git --branch 8.0-SNAPSHOT --depth 1

4. Configure Datasource for Test Case

  • Joget contains unit test cases that requires access to a running MySQL database.

  • Open a Command Prompt, and create a MySQL database with the SQL file in joget_src/jw-community/wflow-install/src/main/resources/data/jwdb-empty.sql

mysql -uroot -p
create database jwdb;
mysql -uroot -p jwdb < joget_src/jw-community/wflow-install/src/main/resources/data/jwdb-empty.sql
  • Download the sample configuration files wflow.zip and unzip it in your user home folder e.g. C:\Users\yourusername\


  • Edit the wflow\app_datasource-default.properties file e.g. C:\Users\yourusername\wflow\app_datasource-default.properties and ensure that the configuration (e.g. MySQL username and password) is correct


To pass unit tests which require a valid datasource, it is important to ensure that:

  1. the wflow folder is located in the correct path inside your user home folder, e.g: C:\Users\yourusername\wflow

  2. the MySQL configuration settings in wflow\app_datasource-default.properties are correct

5. Build Project

  • In a Command Prompt, browse to the jw-community\wflow-app folder and execute the Maven install command

cd joget_src\jw-community\wflow-app\
mvn clean install

6. Skipping Build Test

Sometimes building the project will fail, if one wish to skip the build test, one can follow the instructions below.

  • If for example wflow-commons build has failed, head to the cloned directory of joget_src performed during 3. Obtain Source Code
  • Then, browse to jw-community\wflow-commons
  • Edit the pom.xml file by opening with a notepad or other similar app that one wish to use
  • Press Ctrl + F then type maven-surefire-plugin then press enter
  • Set <skipTests>false</skipTests> to <skipTests>true</skipTests>
  • If maven-surefire-plugin is not found, copy and paste from other pom.xml or copy paste the code below under plugin section of the pom

  • If one is still unsure where to paste, paste under other </plugin>lines as shown in the figure below.

  • Repeat for any other build section that has failed
  • If the maven-surefire-plugin skipTests has been set to true and still fails
  • Set maven-war-plugin <version>x.x.x</version> to the version of maven-compiler-plugin's

7. Fixing Plugin Version

Failed to execute goal "org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-war-plugin:2.3:war" - To fix this issue, please follow the steps below: 

  • Open "joget_src\jw-community\wflow-consoleweb\pom.xml"
  • Make sure maven-war-plugin version is according to maven-compiler-plugin

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