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Importing java project into IDE

letharion asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have downloaded a Java project. (http://eis.ucsc.edu/StarProxyBot)
javac *.java
java starcraftbot.proxybot.ProxyBot
starts the app like expected.

I'm trying to figure out how to run it in an ide, I'm new to this.
I installed both NetBeans and Ecplise, and imported the code in both, but fail to get things running.
Eclipse says "editor does not contain a main type". I don't know what a "main type" is, but there is a public static void main(String[] args) { } in the file that in the editor.
NetBeans says "No main class found"

Please advise on how to import properly in either IDE.
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At first I didn't follow. A folder _named_ source? But then I saw that eclipse projects have folders and source folders.

For anyone else arriving here, I right clicked the src folder that eclipse had created for me, created a new package, named after the package I wanted, and import my files there. Work now :D

Thanks objects :)

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