Sunday Oct 26, 2008

pkg(5) Custom Ant Tasks in Action with OpenDS

The Update Center 2 project is please to announce an updated version of our experiment to package and deliver OpenDS using the pkg(5) system.  Since the end of May we've produced several iterations of this experiment, but this latest upgrade demonstrates a nice new developer feature of the toolkit:  custom Ant tasks for pkg(5). 

Using these Ant tasks, we've greatly streamlined the manner in which producing pkg(5) packages, package repositories and installation images can be performed in Ant-based build environments.  There's now a clear separation between the pkg(5) tooling and application-specific Ant build xml code.

Rajkumar Srinivasan of Sun's India Engineering Center and a member of the Update Center 2 project developed the custom Ant tasks in response to an ever growing demand for pkg(5) integration tooling.

Check out the upgraded example.

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