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==='''Exporting I-Card Manager application as a Web Archive (WAR) file'''===
We use script ''asant'', which is located in the J2EE 1.4 SDK bin directory, to build the source code of this application. ''asant'' is a wrapper around [http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/index.html Ant] which is a Java-based build tool like make, which has been developed under the auspices of the [http://www.apache.org/ Apache Software Foundation]. Ant version 1.5.3 and 1.6 beta 1 may also be used to build and deploy the applications.
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A Web archive (WAR) file is a packaged Web application that can be exported to test, publish, and deploy the resources developed within a Web project.
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To export a WAR file from a Web project, do the following:
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*Right click on a Web project folder and select Export from the pop-up menu. Then select WAR file in the Export window and then select Next.  
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*Specify the Web project you want to export (this field is primed if you used the pop-up menu to open the wizard), and specify a location for the new WAR file
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*Optional: Optionally, supply WAR export Options, such as whether or not to include Java™ source files in the WAR, and whether to overwrite any existing resources during the export process. Source files are not usually included in a WAR file, because they are not necessary for the server to run the web application.
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*Click Finish.
 
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'''Note:''' The I-Card Manager application bundle comes with pre-built binaries. To deploy these binaries and avoid building the application, consult the [[I-Card Manager installation instructions]].
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'''Note:''' The Eclipse Web Tools Platform should be installed. [http://www.eclipse.org/webtools/main.php More about WTP].
 
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==='''Build I-Card Manager application'''===
 
This section explains how to build the application binaries for the I-Card Manager application. Building all the application binaries and performing other tasks with Ant involves invoking asant from <tt><higgins_broker.home>/apps/icard</tt> directory of the Higgins Broker installation.
 
 
Before building the application, you need to configure the <tt><higgins_broker.home>/build.properties</tt> file to match your enviroment. You need to set the following properties:
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:left; border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" 
 
|-style="background:#d6dee9; color:black" 
 
! width="10%" border="1" align="left" valign="top" | Property Name 
 
! width="45%" border="1" align="left" valign="top" | Description 
 
! width="45%" border="1" align="left" valign="top" | Examples
 
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|j2ee.home
 
|The absolute path to the directory where J2EE SDK is installed.
 
|c:\j2sdkee1.4 (on Windows) or /home/mydir/j2sdkee1.4 (on Unix)
 
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Latest revision as of 03:53, 28 March 2007

Exporting I-Card Manager application as a Web Archive (WAR) file

A Web archive (WAR) file is a packaged Web application that can be exported to test, publish, and deploy the resources developed within a Web project.

To export a WAR file from a Web project, do the following:

  • Right click on a Web project folder and select Export from the pop-up menu. Then select WAR file in the Export window and then select Next.
  • Specify the Web project you want to export (this field is primed if you used the pop-up menu to open the wizard), and specify a location for the new WAR file
  • Optional: Optionally, supply WAR export Options, such as whether or not to include Java™ source files in the WAR, and whether to overwrite any existing resources during the export process. Source files are not usually included in a WAR file, because they are not necessary for the server to run the web application.
  • Click Finish.

Note: The Eclipse Web Tools Platform should be installed. More about WTP.


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