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Athena Common Build

Revision as of 23:04, 7 October 2009 by (Talk | contribs) (Implemented)

Getting Started

Want to try out the Athena builder? Check out our Getting Started Guide. Need more info? Check out these pages: Category:Athena_Common_Build


Order of listed items below should not be taken as priority sequence. For prioritization, see Project Plan (Draft), or the following bugzilla queries:

End User



  • support for building on Linux only (no Win or Mac shared libraries) - can build on Win/Lin/Mac
  • builds must be reproduceable (tagging)
  • one build per project or component
  • mechanism for producing signed, packed, and digested update sites w/ p2 metadata (digest no longer required in Eclipse 3.4+)
  • support for Eclipse SCM systems (cvs + svn)
  • configuration to be done in Portal - cancelled to allow Athena to be portable enough to run at home, not just at
  • support for java-only, simple project builds (not products)
  • Other Closed Bugs

To Be Done

Cross-Project Integration

  • mechanism for optionally contributing update site feature(s) to a coordinated release site, a la Galileo



  • support feeding dependencies to build from update site instead of from zips (Linux Tools uses CDT's update site zip as input; tests use generated project Update zip as runtime)
  • support SVN (map files are supported, psf support may be coming one day)

In Progress

  • convert bash scripts that “do work” to Ant scripts w/ custom tasks; submit these back to PDE build or releng.basebuilder for reuse

To Be Done

  • support getting latest dependencies from RSS feeds
  • support building & testing against multiple versions of target platform
  • provide source builds to facilitate the build-from-source scenario (eg., Linux distros)
  • automatic cleanup of downloaded/cached dependencies
  • support Buckminster
  • support Maven-based dependencies
  • convert bash scripts that “do calculations” to PHP-based web apis, so they can be called by web, shell, ant, or java (since UI is now Hudson is probably no longer required)


In order of currency:

  • Dash Common Build (beta, in progress, v4, 2009?)
  • cvs -d -Q co -d org.eclipse.dash.commonbuilder org.eclipse.dash/athena/org.eclipse.dash.commonbuilder
  • Metagen Wizards for creating plugin, feature, and .releng projects (GSoC 2008 project, incubating)
  • cvs -d -Q co -d org.eclipse.metagen org.eclipse.soc/athena
  • Modeling Common Build (stable release, v3, 2008)
  • cvs -d -Q co -d org.eclipse.modeling.common.releng releng-common
  • EMFT Common Build (stable release, v2, 2007)
  • deprecated by Modeling Common Build
  • EMF Build (stable release, v1, 2006)
  • cvs -d -Q co -d org.eclipse.emf.releng org.eclipse.emf/org.eclipse.emf.releng


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You can also subscribe to the Dash Commonbuilder Bugzilla inbox, find an open bug to work on (we love patches!), or open a new bug.

Ongoing Development

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