The wolips.properties file tells WOLips (and the Ant based build) where the to find the various parts of WebObjects and friends. This replaces the wobuild.properties files used by earlier version (pre-New Hotness) of WOLips, though the wobuild.properties file still gets used by ant builds of the Wonder frameworks and applications.
The location of this file differs by operating system:
C:\Documents and Settings\<your user><user>\Library\Application Support\WOLips\wolips.properties
The wolips.properties file should be created automatically, but if this does not happen, it can be created manually (e.g. with a text editor). Example contents of this file (modify to match the locations on your machine):
# Directory path that contains Library/Frameworks/[Apple WebObjects frameworks] wo.system.root=/System # Directory that contains [user WebObjects frameworks] wo.user.frameworks=/Users/chuck/Library/Frameworks # Directory that contains [Apple WebObjects frameworks] wo.system.frameworks=/System/Library/Frameworks wo.bootstrapjar=/System/Library/WebObjects/JavaApplications/wotaskd.woa/WOBootstrap.jar # Directory that contains network shared [WebObjects frameworks] wo.network.frameworks=/Network/Library/Frameworks # Directory for javadoc lookup by Eclipse wo.api.root=/Developer/ADC%20Reference%20Library/documentation/WebObjects/Reference/API/ # Directory path that contains Library/Frameworks/[network shared WebObjects frameworks] wo.network.root=/Network # Directory that contains unmanaged unversioned global jars available to WebObjects runtime (generally a bad idea) wo.extensions=/Library/WebObjects/Extensions # User home directory wo.user.root=/Users/chuck # A directory containing [non-Apple WebObjects frameworks] wo.local.frameworks=/Library/Frameworks # A directory where WebObjects applications are installed wo.apps.root=/Library/WebObjects/Applications # Directory path that contains Library/Frameworks/[non-Apple WebObjects frameworks] wo.local.root=/
Example on Windows:
wo.system.root=C:/Apple wo.system.frameworks=C:/Apple/Library/Frameworks wo.bootstrapjar=C:/Apple/Library/WebObjects/JavaApplications/wotaskd.woa/WOBootstrap.jar wo.extensions=C:/Apple/Local/Library/WebObjects/Extensions wo.user.root=C:/username wo.local.frameworks=C:/Apple/Local/Library/Frameworks wo.apps.root=C:/Apple/Library/WebObjects/JavaApplications wo.local.root=C:/Apple/Local
See Using WOLips With Multiple Versions of WebObjects for how to use different wolips.properties files with different WO version.