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RAP/Build Process

Revision as of 07:18, 23 June 2012 by Rsternberg.eclipsesource.com (Talk | contribs) (Procedure for release builds)

Since version 1.5, RAP is built on the public build server at Eclipse.

Hudson Builds

Build jobs at the Eclipse.org Hudson:

The base directory for our builds is /shared/rt/rap on build.eclipse.org.

Nightly Builds

We produce p2 repositories from our nightly builds:

These p2 repositories are updated by a cron job:


This job is run by rsternber's crontab.

Procedure for Milestone builds

  • Prepare new base platform in /shared/rt/rap/base-platforms (see HOWTO file)
  • Configure pom.xml files to include the new base platform
  • Build runtime and tooling with BUILD_TYPE = S for stable builds (these will be signed)
  • Move repositories to download area (see /shared/rt/rap/publish/)
  • Contribute repositories to simrel aggregator
  • Add tag to git repositories
    • Use annotated tags, pattern: 1.5.0-Mx-YYYYMMDD


  • Finalize New & Noteworthy
  • Update web site: builds.xml and arrivals sidebar
  • Scan Bugzilla for open bugs that are targeted at the milestone or bugs that are still open but solved, verify target version of closed bugs
  • Notify the newsgroup
  • Announce via Blog
  • Re-deploy demo applications (in oder to demonstrate the new features from the milestone)
  • Update composite repositories for runtime and tools
  • Update rap/latest-stable/{runtime/tooling} repositories to redirect to new repo (for compatibility with 1.4 tooling)
  • Update rap/targets/ files

Procedure for release builds

additional steps to do when creating release builds

  • ensure version numbers in bundle manifests
  • ensure legal files (see [1])
    • check that about.html are included in source build
  • update infocenter content and links to infocenter from project home page
  • update help plugin
  • Check copyright year and version number of JavaDoc (search for "JavaDoc" in org.eclipse.rap.releng/tooling/customTargets.xml)
  • Move old builds to archive (dev.eclipse.org:/home/data/httpd/archive.eclipse.org/rt/rap/downloads), update archive page
  • Update the RAP-tooling entry in the Eclipse Marketplace and in the Yoxos Marketplace. They should point to the latest release. (Beyhan)
  • Redirect rap/latest-release/{runtime/tooling} repositories
  • notify newsgroup and mailing list
  • use the portal to review project metadata that is displayed in the "About this Project" page (i.e. update release train name in description text)
  • Check notice.html and epl-v10.html files for updates
  • Make sure notice.html and epl-v10.html files are included in the download zip files (see bug 347659)

Maven Central Repository

Make sure RWT bundles are available in the maven central repository.

Eclipse Marketplace

Make sure the RAP Tools are uploaded to the Eclipse market place.

Simultaneous Release