Headless Building with APT in Eclipse
Instructions for building workspaces from the command-line directly or with ant
The APT plugin can be used in conjunction with Eclipse to build your preconfigured
workspace, either directly from the command-line or via ant with its built-in ant task.
Building from the command-line
Given an installation of Eclipse with the APT plugin installed, you can invoke the command-line builder
with the following command:
eclipsec -nosplash -application org.eclipse.jdt.apt.core.aptBuild -data %WORKSPACE%
This invokes Eclipse as a console application in headless mode and builds the workspace as provided on the command-line.
Any configuration for the provided workspace will be observed in the build.
Building with Ant
Again, you will need an installation of Eclipse with the APT plugin installed. Given this, the "apt"
task can be invoked with the following xml in your build.xml file:
<project name="test_eclipse" default="build" basedir=".">
<taskdef name="apt" classname="org.eclipse.jdt.apt.core.build.JdtApt"/>
<apt workspace="%WORKSPACE%" eclipseHome="%ECLIPSE_HOME%"/>