If you use Hudson/Jenkins to build your WebObjects Frameworks and Applications, then you do not need to build or install either the Project Wonder frameworks or even your own Frameworks on your development machine, just having yours and the individual Wonder source code projects (ERJars, ERExtensions, AJAX, etc) open in your eclipse workspace is sufficient.
These build instructions require the WebObjects frameworks to already be installed in the normal location:
- Mac OS X:
Otherwise you will get compiler errors like this:
Command Line / Terminal
Standard WebObjects FrameworkYou can build a standard WebObjects Framework project by calling Ant and passing it the Project directory, and the name of the build target contained in the build.xml file at your project's root. By default, the built framework will be put in a
distdirectory in your project's root.
Project Wonder FrameworksThis assumes that you have already downloaded the Wonder source code. Make a note of the location of the Wonder directory.
If you are building Project Wonder's frameworks you will use these commands instead: By default, all the Wonder frameworks will be built to (
~/Roots) (in your home directory).
Standard WebObjects FrameworkRight-Click on your project in Eclipse and select WOLips Ant Tools > Install
This will build and install the framework in the location defined in the WOLips preferences, overwriting any previously installed version of the framework.
Project Wonder FrameworksYou can not build projects from Wonder this way. You must either use the command line or Hudson/Jenkins methods
In general, it is recommended that you use Hudson/Jenkins to build your WebObjects frameworks and applications, but it is not required. You can build either from the Terminal as outlined below, or from within Eclipse/WOlips directly (except for Project Wonder's frameworks).
Customizing the Build
By modifying the values in the build.properties and wolips.properties files or by passing in arguments to the Ant command, you can change where Ant will look for dependencies (binary frameworks, libraries, etc.) and where it will install the build products.
Assuming you already cloned and built Wonder from source using the method outlined above, you can use the following procedure pull the latest changes into your local repository.
Install the frameworks
This copies the built frameworks from
~/Roots to the runtime Frameworks directory:
- Mac OS X:
You can combine the build and install steps by simply executing this Ant command:
This will clean out the existing versions of the frameworks. This isn't strictly necessary, you could just re-install over the top of the old frameworks, but deleting then manually copying over the new ones will clean up any old frameworks that are no longer included in the standard build.
Navigate to the original Wonder source directory that you created above during initial source installation
Pull the changes you do not have and merge them with your local repository
Build the frameworks.
Navigate to the Roots directory that was automatically created by the initial Source installation procedure above
Delete all installed frameworks whose names match the built frameworks in this Roots build folder