Installing CIS

From version 7, the way CIS is installed has changed.

Changes from CIS 6

In CIS 6, developers downloaded a single ZIP file that contained:

  • The CIS Toolkit (a command-line interface for scaffolding, building, running, and exporting projects)
  • DataSource for Java 6
  • DataSource for Java 6 extension libraries

In CIS 7, the CIS Command-Line Toolkit has been discontinued, and DataSource for Java and its extensions are now available for individual download from the Caplin Download Site and the new Caplin Software Repository.

The functionality provided by the CIS Toolkit is now provided by Gradle template projects hosted in Caplin's GitHub repository. Each template project includes working example code and Gradle tasks to build and export the project.

Access to DataSource for Java and its extensions is now handled by Gradle, which can be configured to automatically download libraries from the Caplin Software Repository or use libraries downloaded manually from the Caplin Download Site.

New developer workflow

Instead of beginning with the installation of CIS, development now begins with the downloading and customisation of a project template from Caplin's GitHub repository.

For more details, see Caplin Project Templates.