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Re: [wtp-dev] Build changes


>docs are not included in the current build.  

Does this mean docs will not be included in M8?

>They will not be built seperately but included with features.  

I think it is a mistake to remove the capability to build docs separately. Docs are typically written late in the development cycle. A separate doc build gives us a way to update the docs after a release without updating all of WTP (or WST, JST, or JSF). In addition, the PMC discussed this on one of their calls (unfortunately I can't find the minutes) where it was agreed that a separate doc build will be beneficial to WTP.

Lawrence Mandel

Software Developer
IBM Rational Software
Phone: 905 - 413 - 3814   Fax: 905 - 413 - 4920

Naci Dai <naci.dai@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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09/15/2005 12:58 AM

Please respond to
naci.dai and "General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues."

"General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues." <wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Jeffrey Liu/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA, Lawrence Mandel/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA, David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
[wtp-dev] Build changes


In order to improve our builds, there has been some changes.  The old
build releng.builder is now retired. long live the releng.wtpbuilder.  
This will not have a major impact on most committers as releasing and
maps stay the same with a few changes.  You might have noticed that
there are has been some differences.  The work is still in progress so
please bear with us and provide any feedback you have at:


Here is what is different.

   * Builds are continuous, the results are uploaded to a different
     area (http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/committers).  These
     uploads are temporary and will be kept until a build is declared.
     When a build is declared it will be moved to regular builds area
     (http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/downloads).  The home page
     is not active but the but the trial builds can be downloaded using
     the links in notice emails (wtp.releng mail list).
   * wtpbuilder separates build scripts removed api-checks and
     performances tests.  These will be done on declared builds only.
     This is work in progress.
   * wtpbuilder has the concept of a _component _and a
     _distributable_.  A _component _produces a jar from feature
     definitions (such as jst or wst).  A distributable is  a tested
     set of components (ı.e. wst, jst, jst.tests etc.) which have a
     site where these reports can be reviewed and artifacts can be
     downloaded.  Currently, only distributable is wtp.
   * docs are not included in the current build.  They will not be
     built seperately but included with features.  Any component which
     is not top level, must be included in a top-level feature.
     Currently wtp distributable has 8 top level features (wst,
     wst-sdk, wst.tests, wts.perf.tests and jst equivalent of these)
     (Lawrence can we update the features so that docs get included
     with wst and jst)

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