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2. Using Ant
3.2. Generating the packages
For building all types of applications, and to save a lot of time for this, we using an entire building application named Ant. In the $MN8_HOME/tools/bin/ directory you can find this utility. The mn8 source distributions comes readi to be builded, you need no aditional packages, just say ./tools/bin/ant target from the $MN8_HOME directory.
In the base of the build staying a buld.xml file. This file contains groups (targets) of commands. Those commands executes all things for build a needed application
Lanching the build is wery simple, only type in the command line the following:
What`s meaning the target you can see in the following chapter.
When want's to make build under Windows '98 you may get an error message: Out of environment space To resolve this problem you must edit the config.sys file and put in the following line:
Where the WINDIR is the Windows directory (ex. c:\windows)
This steps only compiles the source codes.
Here we have two special steps, other than jar, for obtaining the special Avalon packages.
Steps to generate different documentations.
Run the unit test, and you have problems the build is breaking down. For informations consult the log file from the logs directory
You make changes but is not taking effect, the problem is you need to clean the old builds.
Making distributions you can get all. Remamber: before this run the tests.