Welcome to the Distance developer’s guide.


Some compilers and other software store file locations using an absolute path, rather than a relative path. This means that, when moving Distance source code, project files etc. from one machine to another, either it must be placed in the same folder on the new machine or all the relevant source code, project files etc. must be updated. As the former is easier than the latter, we have converged upon the following locations for Distance’s files where “nnnn” is the major version number:

Location Example Short-hand in this guide
C:\Application Development\Distancennnn0 C:\Application Development\Distance60 %BASE%
C:\Application Development\Distancennnn0Extras C:\Application Development\Distance60Extras %BASE%Extras

The pages in this guide were written using Distance for Windows 6.2 release and the Distance virtual machine.

Developing Distance

Getting started:

Source code access and management:

Day-to-day development:

Coding conventions:

Issue and bug management:

Releasing Distance



Folder structures:



Managing infrastructure

Internal documentation