AstroGrid components must be buildable and executable on Windows and GNU/Linux platforms. Eclipse is the recommended IDE. All code in CVS must be buildable by Maven. It is strongly recommended that developers install a copy of Maven and build using it regularly.
components can to be built using Maven via a number of custom goals.
These may be executed from the command line by typing
while in the project's root directory.
For example, to build the "common" library,
Maven will build the appropriate jars and wars and place them in your local repository (typically under ~user/.maven/repository).
All AstroGrid components should implement the following goals. A simple example of how to do this may be found here.
astrogrid-build-artifact: compile code and assemble jar files
astrogrid-install-artifact: as above but install the artifacts in your local repository (useful if you're working offline using Maven's -o switch)
astrogrid-deploy-artifact as above but install the artifacts in the astrogrid repository on Uluru for other components to use
astrogrid-install-snapshot: as astrogrid-install-artifact but create
astrogrid-deploy-snapshot: as astrogrid-deploy-artifact but create snapshot version
generate documentation site
astrogrid-deploy-site: generate documentation site and publish it on our webserver