CBI

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The Eclipse Common Build Infrastructure (CBI) is an initiative combining technologies and practices for building Eclipse Software.

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What is CBI

The Common Build Infrastructure provides a Maven configuration file (pom.xml) to build Eclipse based projects and product. By using this file for your Tycho build you use the same setup as the Eclipse projects and benefit from their learning experience. CBI also make local builds very easy, which allow contributor and committers to build their own flavor of the Eclipse IDE.


Initiative Goals

Primary

  • Make it really easy to contribute Eclipse projects
    • Make it really easy to copy & modify source
    • Make it really easy to build
    • Make it really easy to test
    • Make it really easy to post a change for review
    • Make it really easy to sign software

Secondary


There is a strong link between CBI and the Long Term Support Program which enables a marketplace of companies providing maintenance and support for Eclipse technologies for durations far beyond typical community support. Please NOTE: CBI features will be available to community.

It is our hope that this project develops an offering that is compelling so that many projects will move to use it.

Next meeting

See the conference bridge details. Contact andrew dot ross at eclipse dot org if you would like to be added to the Calendar reminder. The dates the upcoming calls are as follows:

  • November 15th, 9am EST

Resources

Bugs

Tutorials, News, and other resources

Eclipse platform CBI build

Preferred Build Technologies

Hudson

Maven

Maven 3.0 drives the builds. Projects are expected to provide standard Maven 3.0 POM files for their builds. The builds should be built in such a way that they can be run on the local workstation, or on the Eclipse build server. Note that builds can only be signed on the Eclipse build server.

Tycho

Tycho is focused on a Maven-centric, manifest-first approach to building Eclipse plug-ins, features, update sites, RCP applications and OSGi bundles.

Helpful links:

Signing tool

On demand signing tool

Related Topics and Links

FAQ

Meeting Minutes