hey guys i dl the source code but cant seem to find way to run it, when i try to says cant run, i dl both maptool dir and tired can anyone walk me through how to compile and run this, i am not fimilar with this compilier
Not sure what you mean by that. You are, or should be, using the normal Sun Java compiler which if you are using Eclipse is pretty much transparent to you.
If you mean you're not sure how to run MT out of Eclipse then that is pretty straightforward. If you have checked out the source correctly you should have project under the Package Explorer called maptool[maptool/trunk]. Click on the little plus icon and it should list a bunch of jar files, some folders and way down at the bottom a file called MapToolClient.launch. Right click on that and select Run As.../Run and then click on the Run button when the dialog opens. MapTool should start if everything is copacetic. After this you can just click on the Green play button on the toolbar to run it again.
There are other ways as well but that should work.