The wolips.properties file tells WOLips (and the Ant based build) where 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\<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.