Building I-Card Manager Application
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.
Exporting I-Card Manager application as a Web Archive (WAR) file
A Web archive (WAR) file is a packaged Web application that can be exported to test, publish, and deploy the resources developed within a Web project.
To export a WAR file from a Web project, do the following:
- Right click on a Web project folder and select Export from the pop-up menu. Then select WAR file in the Export window and then select Next.
- Specify the Web project you want to export (this field is primed if you used the pop-up menu to open the wizard), and specify a location for the new WAR file
- Optional: Optionally, supply WAR export Options, such as whether or not to include Java™ source files in the WAR, and whether to overwrite any existing resources during the export process. Source files are not usually included in a WAR file, because they are not necessary for the server to run the web application.
- Click Finish.
Note: The Eclipse Web Tools Platform should be installed. More about WTP.