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Athena Common Build

Eventually there will be bugs opened for many of these items. For now, see bug 238626. Order of listed items below should not be taken as priority sequence.


End User


  • UI for running, exploring, validating & promoting builds; UI for killing / purging invalid builds
  • automatic build cleanup / expiry
  • configuration to be done in Portal
  • crontab-based solution for scheduling builds
  • Cruise Control to allow build queuing, scheduling, and cvs repo watching (continuous builds)
  • support for java-only, simple project builds (not products)
  • support for building on Linux only (no Win or Mac shared libraries)
  • builds must be reproduceable (cvs tagging)
  • one build per project or component
  • mechanism for producing signed, packed, and digested update sites w/ p2 metadata

Cross-Project Integration

  • mechanism for optionally contributing update site feature(s) to a coordinated release site, a la Ganymede


  • support feeding dependencies to build from update site instead of from zips
  • support getting latest dependencies from RSS feeds
  • support building & testing against multiple versions of target platform
  • provide source builds to facilitate the build-from-source scenario (eg., Linux distros)
  • automatic cleanup of downloaded/cached dependencies
  • support Buckminster
  • support SVN
  • support Maven-based dependencies
  • convert bash scripts that “do work” to Ant scripts w/ custom tasks; submitting these back to PDE build or releng.basebuilder for reuse
  • convert bash scripts that “do calculations” to PHP-based web apis, so they can be called by web, shell, ant, or java


  • cvs -d -Q co -d org.eclipse.dash.commonbuilder org.eclipse.dash/org.eclipse.dash.commonbuilder


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