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Data Tools Platform:Release Engineering

Revision as of 15:09, 12 February 2007 by Rcernich.sybase.com (Talk | contribs) (Design)

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This information is preliminary. While this system is available within CVS, it is not currently used to generate the DTP builds.

This page details the build system utilised by DTP.


This system was derived from the system used by WTP and STP (and probably others). The system performs the following tasks:

  • Component builds
    builds plugins and features
    generates install ZIP
    generates update site JARs
  • Component testing
    executes unit tests
    generates results files
  • Update site generation
    generates html for download site
    incorporates build settings
    incorporates build results (e.g. warnings/errors)
    incorporates test results
  • Download site generation
  • Uploading build information
    publishes generated files to DTP web site


The build system is designed to organized as follows:

a group of one or more components
synonymous with feature; the input to the builder/assembler/packager

The system is comprised of custom Ant scripts which are used to initialize build properties, download dependencies, invoke the PDE builder for individual components, generate site files.

The head-less PDE builder is used to generate plugin JARs and ZIPs. The PDE builder executes a build using information in the feature and plugin manifests. This helps ensure the plugin build environment is similar to its execution environment.

The system is composed of two projects within CVS:

  • org.eclipse.datatools.releng
  • org.eclipse.datatools.releng.builder