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Gyrex/Contributor Guide/Builds

Gyrex builds are produced on the infrastructure. It's also possible to build locally.

RelEng Project

The root for all build related stuff is the Gyrex RelEng (Release Engineering) project. It contains build scripts, map files, target platform definitions and product configurations.

Build Process

The build process is entirely based on PDE Build (which is based on Ant). The main build script includes targets for calling from a plain Ant as well as from an Eclipse Ant. The plain Ant target bootstraps a PDE Builder from Eclipse CVS and then launches the Eclipse target using Eclipse Ant. There is also a shared external tool launch configuration that can be used for building from within Eclipse.

The build process if as follows:

  • Bootstrap PDE Builder
  • Fetch sources using map files
  • Build org.eclipse.gyrex.features.master
  • Assemble Gyrex Server Product
  • Produce final p2 Repo (including signing of artifacts when executed on infrastructure)
  • Publish to (when executed on infrastructure)

Hudson Build Jobs

The nightly job is used for CI compile check builds. It monitors the full source tree for changes and kicks of a build every once in a while when somebody checked something into source control. However, it always uses HEAD when performing checkouts. The build results should not be used.

The integration job is used for producing I, S and R builds. Care must be taken when producing S and R builds. The results are automatically published to (when running on infrastructure).

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