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Orbit/Bundle Checklist

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Here are the steps for adding a new bundle to Orbit. Please use them as a checklist to ensure that you have done everything correctly when you have a new bundle to add.


A CQ is a Contribution Questionnaire and it basically refers to legal approval to use a third party bundle in Eclipse. Every bundle in Orbit needs to have at least 2 CQs, one for the bundle being in the Eclipse repository (being a part of Orbit), and then one for each of the projects which are going to be using the Orbit bundle. These subsequent CQs can be created as "piggy-back" CQs which are commonly easier to clear legal since the code has already been approved and you just want permission to re-use it.

CQs can be created on the Eclipse Foundation web site in the portal.

Add the Bundle to CVS

In Orbit we store bundle versions in branches in CVS. Look at our Adding Bundles to Orbit document for instructions on how to initially put your bundle into Orbit.

Create a Source Bundle

If you have source for your bundle, then follow these steps for getting your bundle into the right format to be consumed by the build.

Note: if you have a more complicated bundle which has multiple JARs and multiple source roots for these JARs, then you will have to do more work. Check out this wiki page section to learn how to specify multiple source roots.

  • In your bundle root, create a directory called source-bundle
  • Add the appropriate about.html file and an about_files directory with the licenses.
  • Modify the bundle manifest to add the line to say that your source bundle is attached to the main bundle.
Bundle-SymbolicName: my.bundle.id.source
Eclipse-SourceBundle: my.bundle.id;version="1.0.0.qualifier"
  • Extract the source to the root of the directory.
  • Modify the build.properties to ensure the root of the source is included in the build.

In the example below, the my/ directory is the root of the source since it is for the bundle my.bundle.id. The bundle also contains legal files in an about_files directory so it is included here.

bin.includes = about.html,\

Update the Feature

In Eclipse we build features so when we add a new bundle to Orbit, we must add it to the feature so the builder is aware that we should build it. Please update org.eclipse.orbit.build.feature.set1/feature.xml with an entry for your new bundle. (you don't need one for the source bundle) Changes to the Orbit feature are done in HEAD in CVS.


Update the Map File

In Eclipse, the build contributions are driven from map files which specify your bundle, version, and location in the repository. In Orbit our map file is stored in org.eclipse.orbit.releng/maps/bundles.map in HEAD in CVS.

When you add a new bundle to the build, you must add an entry for your bundle to the bundles.map file. Don't forget to add an entry for the source bundle if you created one. You must tag your projects (Team -> Tag as Version) and also the feature if you changed it, and then update the map file.


Update the Project Set File

We keep a project set file in HEAD to keep track of the list of bundles that we have in Orbit. It can be found here: org.eclipse.orbit.releng/psf/orbit.psf. We always add a version number to the name of the project that we are checking out, so we handle multiple project versions. Also ensure that you are specifying the correct stream to check out the project from.

<project reference="1.0,:extssh:dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/tools,org.eclipse.orbit/my.bundle.id,my.bundle.id_v1.0.0,v1_0_0"/>

Update the IP Log

In Orbit we keep an on-going IP Log to make it easier when it comes to release review time. By keeping this log all the information is always up-to-date and readily available on the web. IP Log files are stored in HEAD in org.eclipse.orbit.releng/ip_logs and a template and instructions can be found on our Orbit IP Log wiki page.

Final Notes

  • When in doubt, look at the other bundles in Orbit to see what they did.
  • Always check the build output to ensure that it is what you expect.

Example Layout

Here is an example structure for a bundle which contains a nested source bundle.