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Common Build Infrastructure/Getting Started/Build In Eclipse

The process to run a build in Eclipse is getting ever easier.

Fetch workspace projects

  1. Download a .psf file, such as gef.psf
  2. Open Eclipse, and do File > Import > Team > Team Project Set. Browse for the .psf file you downloaded above, and import it. You should end up with three new workspace projects.
    1. org.eclipse.releng.basebuilder
    2. org.eclipse.dash.common.releng
    3. org.eclipse.gef.releng
  3. Download ant-contrib.jar 1.0b2 and put it into org.eclipse.dash.common.releng/lib/ant-contrib.jar.
Ant Contrib 1.0b3
Ant Contrib 1.0b3 is not supported or recommended. Athena will download the correct jar if you tell it to in the build.properties file.

Configure build.properties

Open org.eclipse.gef.releng/build.properties and edit to suit your needs.

Required settings

The following properties must be set:

# if project is incubating, insert "-incubation" string into all generated zip file names
# if not incubating, set null string
# set path and version of JVM to use; for 1.4, use JAVA14_HOME, for 6.0, use JAVA60_HOME
#what steps should we do? default: build.steps=buildUpdate,buildZips,buildTests,generateDigests,test,publish,cleanup

If you require SVN or do not have the test framework plugins in your map file, you will need this property too, or to perform the equivalent set up manually.

# To permit automatic downloads of non-EPL compatible code, set this to property to "I accept"
#thirdPartyDownloadLicenseAcceptance="I accept"

Optional settings

You can also set other PDE variables and compiler settings in your releng project's build.properties:

compilerArg=-enableJavadoc -encoding ISO-8859-1

Run a build

5. Select org.eclipse.gef.releng/build.xml, then Run As > Ant Build.

  • Ensure you have CVS installed on your machine.
  • If the compiler fails with errors like "Cannot find Object", make sure you have a JAVA_HOME for every BREE in your manifests. Please see the Common Build Infrastructure/Getting Started/FAQ.

6. A log of the build will appear as org.eclipse.gef.releng/buildlog.latest.txt.

  • If you receive errors related to test results not available, remove the "test" step from build.steps line.

Troubleshooting / server setup

If needs be, you may find additional information related to troubleshooting or server configuration here.

Next Steps

Once you can build in Eclipse, you might want to get a job added to Hudson so you can run continuous integrations or nightlies, then start publishing to download.eclipse.org.