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From Guy Rouillier <guyr-...@burntmail.com>
Subject Re: Building iBator Eclipse plug-in from source
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2009 01:35:05 GMT
Jeff Butler wrote:
> We reorganized SVN recently and I haven't gotten around to updating
> all the documentation pointers yet.  Sorry for the confusion.
> There's a page in the Eclipse documentation for Ibator that talks
> about building the plugin here:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ibatis/java/ibator/trunk/eclipse/org.apacheibatis.ibator.eclipse.doc/html-src/eclipseui/buildingFromSVN.html

Jeff, thanks for the pointer.  After a couple missteps, I was able to 
get the latest iBator built and installed.  For those like me not 
familiar with building plug-ins within Eclipse, these additional steps I 
followed might be helpful.  Jeff, please correct any misstatements.

(1) The link to the required documentation is missing a period, here's 
the actual link:


This file is also present in the SVN checkout, so you can just access it 

(2) Before starting on the instruction, change to the core directory and 
  execute ant there.  This will build a JAR of the core files, which is 
needed by buildibator.xml in the core plug-in.

(3) Now follow the instructions in the URL to import and build the 
feature and plug-ins.  However, during the import, you should also 
import the IbatorUpdateSite component, which is an update site 
component.  You'll need this later to deploy the plug-ins.  I manually 
built the doc component per the description in the instructions.

(4) After the components are built, open up the IbatorUpdateSite 
component.  Double click on the site.xml file.  Under "Managing the 
Site", click the "Add Feature..." button, and find and install the 
iBator feature you just built.  You do *not* need to add the individual 
plug-ins; they will be pulled in automatically by the feature.  I 
right-clicked and removed all prior versions of the feature, but I don't 
know if that is necessary.

(5) Now click the "Bulid All" button and let it package up the various 
components.  At this point, I received the following error:

   C:\Documents and Settings\guyr\Workspaces\MyEclipse 

The following error occurred while executing this line:
C:\Documents and Settings\guyr\Workspaces\MyEclipse 

p2.generator doesn't support the "site" attribute

The build process did manage to build all the output JARS except for 

(6) So, I went back to the ui plugin, and double clicked plugin.xml.  In 
the upper right hand corner is an icon for "Export deployment plug-ins 
and fragments".  I exported this plug-in, and copied the resulting JAR 
file to IbatorUpdateSite/plugins.  Turns out it was the same size as the 
  same JAR retrieved from SVN, so this step may not be necessary.

(7) Finally, the feature and plugins are ready to install.  Follow the 
"manual eclipse install" instructions on the main iBator page: 

Guy Rouillier

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