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RTC Plug-in project: examples for build automation with Ant

Lukas Steiger (3131625) | asked Jan 20 '14, 8:47 a.m.
 Hi there

We have successfully created an RTC plug-in (rtc dashboard widget).
To create the files needed for deployment, we have made a 'feature project' and a 'updatesite project'.
As for today, we build the plug-in by clicking 'Build all' in our site.xml file in the updatesite project. To make the deployment even easier, we would like to automate the build process.

Is there any good resource or example covering this specific topic?

I would be very thankful if you could help me out.

Best Regards

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Nick Edgar (6.5k711) | answered Jan 20 '14, 8:50 a.m.
edited Jan 21 '14, 4:53 p.m.
Hi Lukas. PDE Build can be used from Ant to do the compilation and to produce the update site.
Please see resources linked from

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Nick Edgar commented Jan 20 '14, 8:51 a.m.

Another possibility is to use Tycho, but that's more Maven-centric. 

Lukas Steiger commented Jan 20 '14, 8:52 a.m.

Hi Nick,

Thanks :-) I will check it out 

Lukas Steiger commented Jan 21 '14, 3:30 a.m.

Nick Edgar commented Jan 21 '14, 4:58 p.m.

Thanks, I've fixed up the FAQ entry, to point to the corresponding topic in the Eclipse juno help system.

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