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From "Joe Tribble" <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: jakarta-tomcat-catalina/webapps/docs building.xml
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:56:44 GMT

Joe R. Tribble
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 5:57 PM
Subject: cvs commit: jakarta-tomcat-catalina/webapps/docs building.xml

idarwin     2004/08/27 14:56:50

  Modified:    webapps/docs building.xml
  Add some notes on building the code under Eclipse. Based on several
  emails from Costin - thanks!
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +68 -0     jakarta-tomcat-catalina/webapps/docs/building.xml
  Index: building.xml
  RCS file:
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- building.xml	21 Sep 2003 15:36:53 -0000	1.2
  +++ building.xml	27 Aug 2004 21:56:49 -0000	1.3
  @@ -141,5 +141,73 @@
  +<section name="Building with Eclipse">
  +This is not a supported means of building Tomcat; this information is
  +provided without warranty :-).
  +The only supported means of building Tomcat is with the "ant build"
  +described above.
  +However, some developers like to work on Java code with a Java IDE,
  +and the following steps have been used by some developers.
  +Note that you <b>must</b> complete all the above steps to fetch
  +the repositories and build some JAR files the first time.
  +After you have completed the above steps, you can set up a
  +series of Eclipse 3 projects.
  +<b>Note</b> that this will not let you build everything under
  +the build process requires use of Ant for the many stages that aren't
  +simple Java compilations.
  +However, it will allow you to view and edit the Java code,
  +get warnings, reformat code, perform refactorings, run Tomcat
  +under the IDE, and so on.
  +Use File-&gt;New Project to create a new Java project 
  +for each of the binaries repository (e.g., /usr/share/java), 
  +tomcat-connectors, tomcat-catalina, jasper, servletapi.
  +Unless you thought ahead to make the ${tomcat.source} directory be
  +your Workspace folder, tell Eclipse the external location.
  +The obvious dependencies will be needed; the "repository" project
  +needs to export all its jars, and be referred to by the other
  +Eclipse will find all source trees and jars, and
  +hopefully compile without problems
  +You will need to add ${ant-home}/lib/ant.jar as an "External Jar"
  +under Project Properties for some of these projects (notably those
that fail
  +to compile for want of BuildException).
  +To run Tomcat without a special IDE plug-in, you can simply use
  +enter "org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina" as the main class,
  +"start" as program arguments, and
  +"-Dcatalina.home=..." (with the name of your build directory) 
  +as VM arguments.
  +Note also that due to the way the Tomcat source is assembled
  +from several CVS projects, you may not be able to use the Eclipse
  +CVS client to update (nor to commit, if you are a committer).
  +Use the external CVS client of your choice, then use the
  +Eclipse PackageExplorer or Navigator "Refresh" context menu item
  +to tell Eclipse that you've updated the files.
  +<section name="Building with other IDEs">
  +The same caveats apply as for Eclipse, above.
  +The same general idea should work in most IDEs; it has been reported
  +to work in Idea, for example.

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