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From Seref Arikan <>
Subject Re: Compiling Eclipse plugins: story of my frustration
Date Sun, 07 Oct 2007 08:22:01 GMT
Hi Martin,
I believe my problem is that I can't do maven create-lib How do I do 
this? When I issue this in console in windows xp, maven says this is not 
a valid request.
ant generate-projects in tools dir fails, since it can not find a libs 
directory, which I assume will be created by maven, but how?

All the best

Martin Gainty wrote:
> Hello Seref
> Its not eclipse ..apparently the axiom build is erroring out
> this is from dims..
> Please remove your ~/.m2/repository/org/apache/ws/commons/axiom
> directory and run the geronimo build again. I have cleaned up the bad
> jar this morning in apache maven2-snapshots
> (I too have noticed this error while building 2.1.1)
> \axis2-1.1\src\java\modules\kernel\src\org\apache\axis2\util\[2
> 1,40] cannot find symbol
> symbol  : class OMBuilder
> location: package
> Martin--
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Seref Arikan" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 10:28 AM
> Subject: Compiling Eclipse plugins: story of my frustration
>> Hi,
>> I have spent hours trying to get an eclipse project for the axis2 server
>> archiver plugin, and I have given up finally. The following is the
>> effort of my summary and my hours lost. I'd appreciate your comments.
>> There are two readme files that I can refer, and the first one is in the
>> root of the axis2 source, and the other one is in the tools dir.
>> The tools dir readme contains two sections, one for maven, and one for
>> ant. Ok. I have never used ant before, so I tried ant. The instructions
>> are either not clear, or I'm remarkably stupid. Let me write my comments
>> under the instructions:
>> * Since the source for the tools has a dependency on the eclipse
>> classes. one has to run the
>>       ant build file (build.xml) to generate a relevant eclipse project
>> from the source.
>> Ok, so what do I do here? a simple ant command gives me a list of
>> operations that I can run, so what does the following sentence mean in
>> the context of a step by step operation, what command should a user
>> execute at this step if he is trying to create the projects?
>> * In order to compile the plugin first you must do a maven create-lib on
>> Axis2 Source and
>>       set ECLIPSE_HOME environment variable to point to your eclipse
>> home directory.
>> Ok. so I need maven, fine, I download it, and try maven create-lib in
>> the root source dir, since this is what I get from this sentence. WTF?
>> there is no maven create-lib. is it mvn create-lib? no it is not, since
>> maven tells me I need to specify something else, and create-lib is not
>> meaningful. Ok. so I'm an idiot, and I should try to skip this part,
>> maybe it works....
>> * use the ant generate-projects command to generate the plugin projects.
>> I tried to use it, but I get an error about missing entitities... so I
>> fail..
>> I have tried to maven way, but even if I tried to follow the
>> instructions, maven simply failed everytime, with wonderfully cryptic
>> errors, for which I could not find a solution after quite a bit of
>> google search.
>> Why I need this plugin source? Because the plugin has a problem with
>> generating aar that uses hibernate POJOs, and I thought I could take a
>> look at it. After all, I have written a few eclipse plugins, and this is
>> open source, maybe I can fix it and contribute..
>> As a result, I have lost hours. I could have gone to another direction
>> by choosing another web services stack, but Axis2 is what I want to use.
>> Maybe I'm missing something here, since I'm very nervous due to a tight
>> deadline, but the overall guidance for the process, in terms of document
>> is a disaster. At least for me. When I download the source of an
>> application, I expect to find a brief guidance that tells me where to
>> look actually, if it does not outline the whole story.
>> All your comments are appreciated. I'm using many open source tools, and
>> I have never failed so miserably for a such a simple task. Am I really
>> this stupid? (sorry, I'm really pissed off)
>> Best Regards
>> Seref Arikan
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