some tools useful when working with COMBINE stuff

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Build CombineExt

When you’ve cloned the source code:

git clone

There are two supported options to build this project:

Build with Maven

Maven is a build automation tool. We ship a pom.xml together with the sources which tells maven about versions and dependencies. Thus, maven is able to resolve everything on its own and, in order to create the library, all you need to call is mvn package:

usr@srv $ mvn package

 T E S T S
Running de.unirostock.sems.cbext.TestFormats
Tests run: 2, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 0.095 sec

Results :

Tests run: 2, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0

That done, you’ll find the binaries in the target directory.

Build with Ant

Ant is an Apache tool for automating software build processes. There is a build.xml file included in the source code that tells ant what to do. Since ant is not able to resolve the dependencies you need to create a directory lib containing the following libraries:

We defined multiple targets in the build.xml. They can be displayed by calling ant -p:

usr@srv $ ant -p
Buildfile: /path/to/CombineExt/build.xml

        Extensions for COMBINE

Main targets:

 clean    clean up
 compile  compile the source
 dist     generate the distribution
 init     initialize workspace
 sign     sign a dist
Default target: dist

For example, to create the jar library just run ant dist:

usr@srv $ ant dist
Buildfile: /path/to/CombineExt/build.xml


    [javac] Compiling 3 source files to /path/to/CombineExt/build

      [jar] Building jar: /path/to/CombineExt/dist/CombineExt-0.2.jar
      [jar] Building jar: /path/to/CombineExt/dist/CombineExt-0.2-fat.jar