Your first steps before you start with the VRL - Plugin:


Install NetBeans

  1. Download and instal Java (JDK) >=1.6, for example from:
  2. Download and install a suitable version (>=7.01) of NetBeans, for example from:

Recommended literature for java-programming.

Creating a new user at GitHub

GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. Documentation.

Creating a new user
Creating a new user

For a better understanding of how GitHub works, look at the page:


working just on the plugins (1. or 2.)

or also on VRL, VRL-Studio (3.)


If you want to work only on the plugins for VRL-Studio and you’re not reliant on latest version, then:

fetch compiled version of VRL from the web-page:


If you want to work only on the plugins for VRL-Studio and you’re reliant on latest version, then:

clone repository from GitHub:

Repository of VRL-Project
Repository of VRL-Project
Run VRL, VRL-Sudio
Run VRL, VRL-Sudio

Now you have everything to write the VRL-Plugins. Next see here.


If you want to work also on the plugins as well as on VRL and VRL-Studio, then:

fork repository from GitHub:

Additional important functions of GitHub:

Commit Project
Commit Project
Checkout Project
Checkout Project

For more information see Git - Documentation here:


Markdown is a lightweight markup language, allowing people “to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

You need it in order to write your documentation.

  1. Install Markdown, for example from: h

  2. Install txt-Editor, for example TextMate, from: For Info: Table with Styles for VRL-Projects you can find in your VRL -> Source Packages -> -> -> resources.css -> vrl-documentation.css

  3. Write your documentation in txt-Editor and save it “” Call the Terminal, run the MarkDown, compile your file “ and produce new file ”name.html".

    Example: gcscuser06-iMac:~ user$ multimarkdown -o name.html -t html

Further Reading

Create your first VRL - Plugin

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