This plugin allows Jenkins to invoke IBM Rational Application Developer as a build step.
About this plugin
This plugin is aimed at using the headless capabilities of IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) 7.0/7.5, which is Ant-based, to build J2EE applications designed with RAD.
This plugin currently supports:
- RAD 7.0 (version 1.x successfully tested with RAD 184.108.40.206 and RAD 220.127.116.11 – should work with other 7.0.0.x versions)
- RAD 7.5 (version 1.x successfully tested with RAD 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 – should work with other 7.5.x versions)
- RAD build utility (BU) 7.5 (version 1.x successfully tested with BU 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 – should work with other 7.5.x versions)
- RAD build utility (BU) 8.0 (version 1.1.4 successfully tested with BU 8.0.2 – should work with other 8.0.x version)
|BU is the fully headless version of RAD.|
This plugin works as the built-in Ant builder:
- The first thing to do is to define RAD/BU installations in Hudson's configuration panel:
- Once done, corresponding build steps can be added to the project:
|About the WORKSPACE environment variable|
RAD uses an environment variable called workspace to define the RAD workspace to use. It means that there's a "competition" (no matter the case) between this variable and the one defined by Hudson (which refers to the project's workspace). As a consequence, don't use the WORKSPACE variable within this build step as it doesn't refer to what's expected.
- To get more information on the headless capabilities of RAD 7.0, please refer to the RAD 7.0 Infocenter
- To get more information on the headless capabilities of RAD 7.5, please refer to the RAD 7.5 Infocenter
- To get more information on BU 7.5, please refer to the RAD 7.5 Infocenter.
- To get more information on BU 8.0, please refer to the RAD 8.0 Infocenter too.
Version 2.0 (source code not yet opened)
- Support of WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit
Version 1.1.4 (03/04/2011)
- Fixed a bug which was preventing to display RAD installations actually used by build steps (the first item in the installations list was always selected)
Version 1.1.3 (02/20/2011)
- Implemented JENKINS-8652: Build logs are now annotated so that the logs for Ant targets can be accessed faster
- Fixed JENKINS-8545: RAD Builder refused to work if the RAD installation path on a slave node was different than the path on the master node
Version 1.1.2 (03/27/2010)
- Improved handling of the WORKSPACE/workspace environment variable: Now, the plugin sets RAD's workspace using workspace (lower case letters) whether it is running on Windows or Linux
Version 1.1.1 (01/24/2010)
- Bug fix: The "Create PROJECT_WORKSPACE variable" option now works fine (previously, this new variable was created at the end of the build step rather than at the beginning)
Version 1.1 (12/04/2009)
- The "Delete RAD workspace" option is now checked by default
- Bug fix for the WORKSPACE environment variable on Windows: RAD/BU expects it to be an absolute path, not a relative one
- Experimental (not yet tested): New "Create PROJECT_WORKSPACE variable" option to provide a replacement for the WORKSPACE environment variable
Version 1.0.1 (10/12/2009)
- Bug fix for the WORKSPACE/workspace environment variable on Linux
- Switch to the right groupId (org.jvnet.hudson.plugins rather than hudson.plugins)
Version 1.0 (10/11/2009)
|If you use version a RAD or a BU installation on Linux, you need to edit, respectively, bin/runAnt.sh or eclipse/bin/runAnt.sh to change the workspace environment variable to WORSKPACE. Otherwise, RAD/BU may fail complaining that no valid workspace has been found (depending on the permissions of the user used to run RAD/BU). This has been fixed in 1.0.1.|