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From Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lale...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject IvyDE build
Date Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:15:58 GMT
To everyone who is using a trunk version of IvyDE, I have introduced a build 
system so you will be able to build it yourself (IVYDE-88). The build system 
is based on the Eclipse one, so in order to build IvyDE you must have a 
Eclipse installation (I have tested with Eclipse 3.2 and 3.3). And further 
more you need to have an Ivy 2 bundle installed in the Eclipse installation.

Basically to install Ivy 2 into Eclipse, get somehow the Ivy jar that you want 
to use (by building it yourself of getting it from the download page). And 
then copy it into the plugins directory. So do something like:
cp ivy.jar ...../eclipse/plugins/org.apache.ivy_2.0.0.jar

Note that the layout changed under ivyde/trunk. Now the main plugin sources 
are under the directory org.apache.ivyde.eclipse.

So to build IvyDE:
- go into your working copy of the trunk: cd ..../ivyde/trunk
- run: ant build -DbaseLocation=......./tools/eclipse

The baseLocation property is mandatory: it defines the path of you Eclipse 
install you want to build with.

Then in the created directory "work" you will find a timestamped directory 
(something like 200804171513) in which you will find the zip archive ready to 
be unzip in a Eclipse install.

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Then I have some general questions.

I have changed the svn repsoitory layout. Everything which was under 
ivyde/trunk is now under ivyde/trunk/org.apache.ivyde.eclipse. So the 
CHANGES.txt is there. Shouldn't it be moved to the upper directory ? 
under /ivyde/trunk ?
There is also LICENSE.txt. But I think it should stay there, shouldn't it ?
And there is the doc directory which contains the site documentation. I think 
it could also be moved. WDYT ?

This is an introduction mail to the IvyDE build, but we mostly need a 
documentation in the web site. So I would like to add a page and also make 
the IvyDE website have a similar hierarchy to the Ivy one. So we would have 
a "Documentation" and "Get involved" categories.
Currently there is
* Home
    o Editor
    o Classpath Container
    o Use with maven poms
* Download
* Issue Tracking

So it would become:
* Home
* Download
* Documentation
    o Editor
    o Classpath Container
    o Use with maven poms
* Get Involved
    o Issue Tracking
    o Building

WDYT ?

And finally I have a xooki question. First is there any documentation about 
xooki apart from these pages ?
http://xooki.sourceforge.net/
http://ant.apache.org/ivy/write-doc.html
And how do I add a main category ? Should I edit directly the json ?


cheers,
Nicolas

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