Welcome to the source code of BaseX.
To get the project running as smooth as possible, please consider the following
JDK 1.7 and JUnit are currently required to compile the complete sources of the
main project. If you are using another environment than Eclipse or don't have
JUnit installed, just delete the
test packages inside the project and rebuild
Please take a look at the Maven documentation for information on how to use
You can launch the following classes, which are all placed in the basex-core
directory and the
org.basex main package:
BaseX : console mode BaseXServer : server instance, waiting for requests BaseXClient : console mode, interacting with the server BaseXGUI : graphical user interface
-h to list the available command line options. For example, you
can use BaseX to process XQuery expressions without entering the console.
BaseX is being developed with the Eclipse environment. Some style guidelines
are integrated in the sources of BaseX; they are being embedded as soon as you
open the project.
The following steps can be performed to start BaseX with Eclipse:
- Create a new
Java Applicationlaunch configuration
- Choose a
Main class(e.g., org.basex.BaseXGUI)
- Launch the project via
Some additional Checkstyle guidelines are defined in the project:
- Open Eclipse
Install new Software...
Search for new features to install
- Enter the URL:
- Follow the installation procedure and restart Eclipse
The code base of BaseX can be accessed via GitHub.
The BaseX server is also available as automated build
on the Docker Hub, providing both release and nightly builds. All images are
automatically rebuild if Docker provides updated base images.
To start a BaseX container based on the latest development release publishing
the BaseX server and HTTP ports
8984 and bind-mounting your user's
BaseXData directory, run
docker run -ti \ --name basexhttp \ --publish 1984:1984 \ --publish 8984:8984 \ --volume ~/BaseXData:/srv/BaseXData \ basex/basexhttp:latest
By passing any other BaseX executable, you can also for example run a BaseX
client connecting to the linked BaseX server for management operations on the
BaseX command line:
docker run -ti \ --link basexhttp:basexhttp \ basex/basexhttp:latest basexclient -nbasexhttp
If you prefer the DBA web interface, this can also be linked against your
docker run -d \ --name basex-dba \ --publish 18984:8984 \ --link basexhttp:basexhttp \ basex/dba
If you want to add your own application, create an image
FROM basex/basexhttp:[tag] with
[tag] being the BaseX version you're
developing against. Usually, you will add your application code to
/srv/BaseXWeb and modules to
BaseXData is persisted as
a volume, which means it cannot be preinitialized in the application image.
For further information on using the Docker image, refer to the
BaseX Docker documentation.
Any kind of feedback is welcome; please check out the documentation.
Tell us if you run into any troubles installing BaseX:
You are as well invited to contribute to our bug tracker.
All the best,