This page provides instructions for building the Eclipse Platform using preferred technologies identified as part of the CBI initiative.
- 1 Prerequisites
- 2 Build environment setup
- 3 Building
- 4 Using BREE Libs
- 5 Pack200 & Signing
- 6 running the tests
- 7 Build Natives
- 8 Troubleshooting
Free HDD space
~15GB is recommended.
Oracle Java 1.6 or higher
- Oracle 1.6 JDK needs to be on PATH.
- Verify correct version of java is used
- set JAVA_HOME to point to your JDK
Some of the inner build callouts, like the SWT fragment build, depend on having an Oracle JVM.
- Download from http://maven.apache.org/download.html
- make sure mvn is available in your PATH
Build environment setup
review maven settings.xml
To avoid getting hit by bug 365727 and to make sure your local environment configuration does not interfere with CBI build, make sure build user account does not have maven settings.xml
igor@desktop:~$ ls -l ~/.m2/settings.xml ls: cannot access /home/igor/.m2/settings.xml: No such file or directory
give maven JVM more ram
We're currently working on the R4_2_maintenance and R3_8_maintenance branches. When we're confident in them, we'll merge the changes into master.
A script that captures the steps is available in build.sh
cloning platform source tree
Replace R4_2_maintenance with the branch you'd like to checkout.
Clone the repository and checkout the branch:
git clone -b R4_2_maintenance --recurse-submodules \ git://git.eclipse.org/gitroot/platform/eclipse.platform.releng.aggregator.git
To update this clone and all submodules:
git fetch origin git merge origin/R4_2_maintenance git pull --recurse-submodules git submodule update
If you want to switch from another branch to this one, replace git merge origin/R4_2_maintenance with:
git checkout -b R4_2_maintenance origin/R4_2_maintenance
running the build
$LOCAL_REPO=$(pwd)/localRepo cd eclipse.platform.releng.aggregator.
mvn -f eclipse-parent/pom.xml \ clean install \ -Dmaven.repo.local=$LOCAL_REPO
mvn -f maven-cbi-plugin/pom.xml \ clean install \ -Dmaven.repo.local=$LOCAL_REPO
Once the parent and the plugin are installed in the local repo, you can run the build from the aggregator root:
mvn clean install \ -Pno-bree-libs \ -Dmaven.test.skip=true \ -Dmaven.repo.local=$LOCAL_REPO
Packaged SDK zip files are located in your eclipse.platform.releng.aggregator directory under
Packaged JUnit Plugin Tests and Automated Testing Framework
Using BREE Libs
BREE libs can be used to build using the same BREE as what is used on build.eclipse.org. You will first need to download and install the ee.zip attached to Bug 386649 (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=386649) and follow the instructions in the description of the bug.
Here's an example toolchains.xml. It currently only works with Oracle JREs.
Once setup you can inform the build to use it by passing -Pbree-libs instead of -Pno-bree-libs on the mvn build command.
Pack200 & Signing
Pack200 & Signing is supported when built using build.eclipse.org and is disabled by default.
- Install eclipse-jarsigner-plugin to local maven repository used by the build (i.e. /var/tmp/lts/R4_localrepo).
- Run the build with -Peclipse-sign parameter.
Eclipse Jarsigner can be built from: http://git.eclipse.org/c/cbi/org.eclipse.cbi.maven.plugins.git
git clone -n git://git.eclipse.org/gitroot/cbi/org.eclipse.cbi.maven.plugins.git cd org.eclipse.cbi.maven.plugins git checkout eclipse-jarsigner-plugin-1.0.1 mvn -f eclipse-jarsigner-plugin/pom.xml \ clean install \ -Dmaven.repo.local=$LOCAL_REPO
running the tests
Copy the junit tests and the CBI SDK (pick the one for your platform) that was built to a testing directory. Also unzip the junit tests.
mkdir -p /var/tmp/lts/R3_platform-tests cp eclipse.platform.tychoeclipsebuilder/sdk/target/products/org.eclipse.sdk.ide-linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz /var/tmp/lts/R3_platform-tests cp TMP/eclipse-junit-tests/target/eclipse-junit-tests-bundle.zip /var/tmp/lts/R3_platform-tests cd /var/tmp/lts/R3_platform-tests unzip eclipse-junit-tests-bundle.zip
Modify the file equinoxp2tests.properties to point to the CBI built repository. (This example uses /home/user/R3_platform-aggregator as the CBI platform root)
Note down the org.eclipse.equinox.p2.reconciler.tests.platform.archive.linux-x86_64= file name for your architecture. (In this example linux x86_64)
Rename your org.eclipse.sdk.ide-linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz you copied earlier to match the name you jotted down.
mv org.eclipse.sdk.ide-linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-platform-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Copy your eclipse-platform to eclipse SDK
cp eclipse-platform-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-SDK-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Download a copy of the latest released Eclipse Classic from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/.
Copy the Eclipse Classic SDK to eclipse-platform
cp eclipse-SDK-3.7.2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-platform-3.7.2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
You should now have 4 copies of the platform, 2 from the latest released and 2 from the CBI build.
eclipse-SDK-3.7.2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-platform-3.7.2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-platform-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-SDK-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Unzip the CBI platform
tar zxvf eclipse-platform-201204121421-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Run the tests
./runtests -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64
Optionally, you can pass -Dnative= parameter with one of the following options to compile the natives for the specified native.
- cocoa.macosx.x86 - cocoa.macosx.x86_64 - gtk.linux.x86 - gtk.linux.x86_64 - win32.win32.x86 - win32.win32.x86_64 - win32.wce_ppc.arm
mvn clean install \ -Dmaven.repo.local=$LOCAL_REPO -Dmaven.test.skip=true -Dnative=gtk.linux.x86_64
Bug 368089 - Product tar.gz has wrong file permission bits when building on macosx
This issue might occur if your system is not using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 as your system locale. This issue will prevent your from being able to launch Eclipse until proper file permissions are set manually. A workaround is to set the locale before running the build so that the build produces a proper tar.gz.
Bug 384482 - Apple JVM renamed rt.jar to classes.jar causing CBI Platform build issues
Apple JVM renamed rt.jar to classes.jar causing the CBI Platform build to fail when building on macosx. Running the build a 2nd time after the failure however produces a working build. It isn't ideal to have the user run the build twice though.
A workaround for this issue is to create a symbolic link for classes.jar to rt.jar.
cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Home/lib sudo ln -s ../../Classes/classes.jar rt.jar