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Re: [equinox-dev] Integrating with an external build system (Ant, Maven, etc.)

Eclipse PDE Build provides a headless external framework for performing automated builds.  PDE Build is ant based and contributes a number of tasks to Ant.    The build is based on Eclipse features and will automatically fetch code, generate build scripts, run those scripts and package the results.  Custom ant scripts and targets can be used in several places throughout the build process.

Eclipse 3.2 has new help docs that cover most of what PDE Build can do, get a recent build (RC7) from http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/ to see the help.

As far as I know, most if not all of the projects hosted by the Eclipse Foundation, and most products based on Eclipse use PDE Build.


equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 06/09/2006 11:59:19 AM:

> I'd like to migrate a software project from a monolothic Ant build
> toward separate Equinox/OSGI bundles, but I'm curious to know how
> people on this list manage the external build process. In other
> words, developers can use Eclipse to build, but what about Q.A.
> engineers, consultants, continuous integration systems, etc.? I'm
> mainly concerned about how to do a build without needing to open it
> up in Eclipse.
> Do you use Ant or Maven in parallel? Do you sync it manually, or
> generate an Ant build file or a Maven POM? Or vice versa? What are
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