[izpack-devel] Integrating Eclipse JDT Compiler
berlios.de at tisc.de
Tue Nov 28 13:34:04 CET 2006
On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 11:10:19AM -0800, Elmar Grom wrote:
> got think about this one, but there is a question about the basic motivation
> about this feature in the first place. I am not sure if I asked this at the
> time the feature was introduced. Anyway, try as I may I can't come up with a
> good reason why this would be needed. Since you have introduced it, I am
> sure you can give me an answer.
The original motivation was as follows: We build an installer from
several CVS modules. They have a directory structure like this:
and so on. The final installation has a totally different layout.
The contents of the modules are copied to several locations, e.g.
It is even more complicated than that.
Initially there was no way to compile the sources before they were
installed by the installer. Therefore I developed the CompilePanel which
also allows the user to use a custom Java compiler. It also ensures that
all external depencies of the application are met (like a J2EE
application server and JAI). If it compiles upon installation, the
application will most probably work.
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