- Install information

Usually you will use Polyethylene within a Web Server. I've test it only with Tomcat, but there is no reason to not work with others servers.

The main points to make it work are:

  • JAVA_HOME must be set to indicate your JDK installation
  • CLASSPATH must include "ant" and, if your webserver don't use "xerces", it must be included as well

You can set this CLASSPATH for your system, as I do, or privately, within your web deployment directories (WEB-INF\lib)

The JAVA_HOME should be setted as follows:

[unix] JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java/
[win32] SET JAVA_HOME=c:\path\to\java


- Compile

To compile polyethylene you only need ant and JUnit. Just go to the root of Polyethylene directory (which contains the build.xml file) and type "ant" (without quotes) and watch the output. All tests should pass. The "lib" directory should contain all the libs polyethylene needs to compile and run successfully.

To re-create the docs type "ant javadoc"

To create a release distribution with zip file type "ant release". This will create two zip files. One will contains the source distribution and the other will contain the binary distribution.


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