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Building I-Card Manager Application

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Asant and Ant

We use script asant, which is located in the J2EE 1.4 SDK bin directory, to build the source code of this application. asant is a wrapper around Ant which is a Java-based build tool like make, which has been developed under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation. Ant version 1.5.3 and 1.6 beta 1 may also be used to build and deploy the applications.

Note: The I-Card Manager application bundle comes with pre-built binaries. To deploy these binaries and avoid building the application, consult the I-Card Manager installation instructions.

Build I-Card Manager application

This section explains how to build the application binaries for the I-Card Manager application. Building all the application binaries and performing other tasks with Ant involves invoking asant from <higgins_broker.home>/apps/icard directory of the Higgins Broker installation.

Before building the application, you need to configure the <higgins_broker.home>/ file to match your enviroment. You need to set the following properties:

Property Name Description Examples
j2ee.home The absolute path to the directory where J2EE SDK is installed. c:\j2sdkee1.4 (on Windows) or /home/mydir/j2sdkee1.4 (on Unix)

Note: On Windows, while writing the paths in the files, you need to escape the "\" properly by using "\\" instead. For example, to set j2ee.home to c:\j2sdkee1.4, the entry in the properties file is j2ee.home=c:\\j2sdkee1.4.

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