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From sp4rc <sammysh...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: ant, maven and creating war's
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:34:51 GMT
Thanks for the input. I think I will have to start with the total basics
before moving on to struts. Anyhow I googled for any tutorials, sources
I just got more and more frustrated, as I just dont know where to start.
Has anyone a got starting point, link, etc. for me?

On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 13:20 -0400, Jim Cushing wrote:
> I haven't touched Ant in years, so I can't help you much there, but  
> with Maven 2, it's as simple as running 'mvn package'. The POM itself  
> says whether the project produces a JAR, WAR, or some other artifact,  
> so package always builds the appropriate artifact for the project.  
> For a web app, that is of course a WAR, for something else, it may be  
> a JAR.
> 
> For development, you might want to try using Jetty instead of Tomcat,  
> because Maven 2 has a plugin that makes this really simple. Add the  
> following to your POM:
> 
>      	<plugins>
>      		<plugin>
>      			<groupId>org.mortbay.jetty</groupId>
>      			<artifactId>maven-jetty-plugin</artifactId>
>      			<version>6.1.5</version>
>      			<configuration>
>      				<scanIntervalSeconds>10</scanIntervalSeconds>
> 		          <connectors>
> 		            <connector  
> implementation="org.mortbay.jetty.nio.SelectChannelConnector">
> 		              <port>7171</port>
> 		            </connector>
> 		            </connectors>
>      			</configuration>
>      		</plugin>
>      	</plugins>
> 
> You can set the port to whatever you want (7171 in this example),  
> just make sure it doesn't conflict with anything else you have running.
> 
> Then, run 'mvn jetty:run', and a Jetty server will fire up. Nothing  
> to install.
> 
> Go to http://localhost:7171/ in a browser, and you'll see a link to  
> your application.
> 
> Now, the really fun part begins: Make changes to your application.  
> Edit your pages, your actions, and your configuration, and Jetty will  
> pick up those changes without you having to rebuild. Changes to your  
> Java code or configuration will cause Jetty to restart your web app,  
> automatically, though it may take several seconds. Page changes, of  
> course, are picked up without a restart.
> 
> Sometimes, I'll find that Jetty does hang on me and ctrl-c won't kill  
> the maven/jetty process. If that's the case, just hit ctrl-z to put  
> it in the background, 'ps' to get the PID, and 'kill -9 <pid>' to  
> force it to quit. Run 'mvn jetty:run' again. But even if you find  
> that happening to you 2-4 times a day, it's so much faster than  
> WARing it up and pushing it to Tomcat. Plus, anyone on your team can  
> use this same command, as they don't have to install or configure  
> Tomcat.
> 
> On Aug 29, 2007, at 12:07 PM, sp4rc wrote:
> 
> > Hello listmembers,
> >
> > I am new to all this java webapplication stuff, but I hope you can  
> > help
> > me to get into this great technologies.
> >
> > So far I have got my tomcat server (5.5.23-r6) up and runnig,
> > struts-2.0.9 is on my system (gentoo-linux) and I was able to  
> > deploy the
> > sample war "blank" ([1] tree output). Now I would like to follow the
> > struts tutorial [2] and create my own war file from scratch...
> >
> > But the problem is, that simply don't know how to create a war file
> > using ant or even maven. Can you point me to the right direction?
> >
> > What is this MANIFEST.MF about?
> >
> > Does ant or maven compile any sourcecode, or is it just packin the  
> > files
> > and the servlet-container compiles the first time it gets run?
> >
> > How does the filestructure of my sources have to look like befor using
> > [ant|maven]?
> >
> > Regs
> > /sp4rc
> >
> > [1]
> > /var/lib/tomcat-5.5/webapps/struts2-blank-2.0.9
> > |-- META-INF
> > |   |-- MANIFEST.MF
> > |   `-- maven
> > |       `-- org.apache.struts
> > |           `-- struts2-blank
> > |               |-- pom.properties
> > |               `-- pom.xml
> > |-- WEB-INF
> > |   |-- classes
> > |   |   |-- LICENSE.txt
> > |   |   |-- NOTICE.txt
> > |   |   |-- example
> > |   |   |   |-- ExampleSupport.class
> > |   |   |   |-- HelloWorld.class
> > |   |   |   |-- Login-validation.xml
> > |   |   |   |-- Login.class
> > |   |   |   |-- package.properties
> > |   |   |   `-- package_es.properties
> > |   |   |-- example.xml
> > |   |   `-- struts.xml
> > |   |-- lib
> > |   |   |-- commons-logging-1.0.4.jar
> > |   |   |-- freemarker-2.3.8.jar
> > |   |   |-- ognl-2.6.11.jar
> > |   |   |-- struts2-core-2.0.9.jar
> > |   |   `-- xwork-2.0.4.jar
> > |   |-- src
> > |   |   `-- java
> > |   |       |-- LICENSE.txt
> > |   |       |-- NOTICE.txt
> > |   |       |-- example
> > |   |       |   |-- ExampleSupport.java
> > |   |       |   |-- HelloWorld.java
> > |   |       |   |-- Login-validation.xml
> > |   |       |   |-- Login.java
> > |   |       |   |-- build.bat
> > |   |       |   |-- package.properties
> > |   |       |   `-- package_es.properties
> > |   |       |-- example.xml
> > |   |       `-- struts.xml
> > |   `-- web.xml
> > |-- example
> > |   |-- HelloWorld.jsp
> > |   |-- Login.jsp
> > |   |-- Menu.jsp
> > |   |-- Missing.jsp
> > |   |-- Register.jsp
> > |   `-- Welcome.jsp
> > `-- index.html
> >
> > [2] http://struts.apache.org/2.x/docs/simple-setup.html
> >
> >
> >
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