How to build plugins headless

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Responsible author:Goglepox
Bioclipse version:N/A
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Last updated:2009-10-10

To build you need a customTargets.xml and files you can compy templates from


You edit the properties to point at the right locations more on this later...

You point to your build directory from your The expected directory structure is:

build_dir/   (where the build will take place, copy you plugins and features here)
  plugins/   (All your plugins you want to build)
  features/  (All your features you want to build)

And run

java -cp <ECLIPSE_HOME>/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_<version>.jar org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main -application org.eclipse.ant.core.antRunner \
-buildfile <ECLIPSE_HOME>/plugins/org.eclipse.pde.build_<version>/scripts/build.xml -Dbuilder=<path to where you put your and customTarget>

You can check out the eclipse help here