Before building a source first of all the source should be downloaded from an on-line repository or off-line source distribution. On-line repositories contains the latest updates to the code. So if your intention is to develop the source code downloading the source from on-line repository will be recommended.
Here I have described how to build the source from the on-line repository.
Apache ODE(Orchestration Director Engine) supports for “Subversion”. So first of all you have to install it.
Then use the command
svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ode/branches/APACHE_ODE_1.X ode-1.X
to download the source.
Then you can build the source. But for that you need Apache Buildr as the build tool. Go for the Buildr installation guide if you haven't installed Apache Buildr.
Then using the command “buildr _1.2.10_ clean install TEST=no” you can build Apache ODE 1.x branch.
Or If you want to build Apache ODE from trunk then use the following command.
svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ode/trunk ode-trunk
Now you have the source of ODE trunk. But you may need to install another version of Buildr which is >=1.3.2.Then using the command “buildr clean install TEST=no” you can build Apache ODE trunk.