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Run Ant Build within RTC Client


Donald Bell (4611) | asked Jul 08 '08, 10:35 p.m.
Hi,

Is it possible to execute an ANT script that uses the RTC custom ANT tasks within the RTC client?

I have a build script that has some problems and I am trying to solve them. I am currently checking in these scripts and requesting the build from the build engine or remarking out the RTC commands. However, I would find it easier if I could just run/test the ANT scripts with custom RTC commands within the RTC client/IDE. Is this possible? If so how?

Thanks in advance,
Donald Bell

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Don Weinand (7751) | answered Jul 09 '08, 12:44 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Yes this is possible. The Jazz build ant tasks are packaged with RTC. If
you select Window | Preferences | Ant | Runtime and then the Tasks tab
you'll see the Jazz build ant tasks that are available. Assuming your build
script is included in an Eclipse project in your workspace you should be
able to right click on it and select Run As | Ant Build... Be sure to
select the "Run in the same JRE as the workspace" option on the JRE tab of
the dialog that launches. The Jazz build ant tasks require this. There is
also a topic in the help called "Running Ant buildfiles" that covers the
generic topic of running ant build files within Eclipse.

Don Weinand
Jazz Team Build

<bellds> wrote in message
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Hi,

Is it possible to execute an ANT script that uses the RTC custom ANT
tasks within the RTC client?

I have a build script that has some problems and I am trying to solve
them. I am currently checking in these scripts and requesting the
build from the build engine or remarking out the RTC commands.
However, I would find it easier if I could just run/test the ANT
scripts with custom RTC commands within the RTC client/IDE. Is this
possible? If so how?

Thanks in advance,
Donald Bell

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Donald Bell (4611) | answered Jul 09 '08, 3:47 p.m.
Selecting the "Run in the same JRE as workspace" option made it so that the RTC Ant tasks were found. However, when the build script calls the junitLogPublisher task an error of "Ant task attribute "buildResultUUID" contains illegal value "${buildResultUUID}"" is displayed.

I've tried overriding/setting the buildResultUUID property through the External Tools dialog, but I can't seem to find a value that will not cause the error. Any suggestions?

Donald

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Don Weinand (7751) | answered Jul 09 '08, 5:46 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Normally that property containing that build result UUID value is
automatically being defined by the build engine since it controls the life
cycle of the build by starting and completing it for you. You can take
control of that life cycle in your script while you are debugging in the IDE
by starting/completing it yourself using the ant tasks we supply for that.
It would go something like this.

<startTeamBuild>

.... Your script code here ....


<completeTeamBuild>


Here's also a link to an example of using a stand alone build that may also
help explain these tasks.
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/AntStandalone

Don Weinand
Jazz Team Build



<bellds> wrote in message
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Selecting the "Run in the same JRE as workspace" option made
it so that the RTC Ant tasks were found. However, when the build
script calls the junitLogPublisher task an error of "Ant task
attribute "buildResultUUID" contains illegal value
"${buildResultUUID}"" is displayed.

I've tried overriding/setting the buildResultUUID property through the
External Tools dialog, but I can't seem to find a value that will not
cause the error. Any suggestions?

Donald

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Donald Bell (4611) | answered Jul 10 '08, 12:15 p.m.
Don,

Thanks for that wiki pointer. I had missed that article and it really helped.

I was successfully able to get a build to run privately within my workspace. I did however need to make one change to the stand-alone sample. I had to change the references to build.log to be ${basedir}/build.log

Thank you for your help,
Donald Bell

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Don Weinand (7751) | answered Jul 10 '08, 1:59 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Glad to hear you got it working. I think the reason you had to modify that
path is because that example is for use with an external instance of Ant.
It wasn't designed to run in the ant instance provided by the IDE. I only
provided it as a reference example to help explain the other tasks.
Although it seems like the modifications to the path you made would also
work in the truly stand alone version. I'll try it out and see if it does.
It would be nice if the same script just worked for both.

Don Weinand
Jazz Team Build

<bellds> wrote in message
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Don,

Thanks for that wiki pointer. I had missed that article and it really
helped.

I was successfully able to get a build to run privately within my
workspace. I did however need to make one change to the stand-alone
sample. I had to change the references to build.log to be
${basedir}/build.log

Thank you for your help,
Donald Bell

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