[antlr-interest] Maven builds, hudson continuous

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Thu Nov 20 10:28:09 PST 2008

HI everyone,

Just wanted to follow up on this note to recognize Jim Idle (or is it  
Idol!?) for his extraordinary efforts to get maven and the continuous  
build server Hudson working! It really is a huge improvement in an  
area that I always lag behind (build systems).

I'll update the website to include all of these links for easy  


On Nov 19, 2008, at 4:39 PM, Jim Idle wrote:

> As some of you may have noticed, a lot of work has been done lately  
> to provide the ANTLR components as Maven artifacts (http://maven.apache.org/ 
>  ), to provide an auto-syncing repository so that new release are  
> available via Maven within 4 hours of release and finally to create  
> Maven projects so that it is easy for people other than Ter to build  
> If you build Java projects and have not come across Maven then I  
> highly recommend taking the 10 minute tour as it is pretty useful.
> As a side effect of this work, if you install the Maven plugin into  
> your IDE (Netbeans/IDEA/Eclipse) then you will find that you can  
> open the directory that contains the ANTLR source code (look for the  
> pom.xml file) in the IDE and it will automatically know how to build  
> and test the software.
> A further side effect however, should make the need for you to build  
> your own development snapshots. This is because we have also  
> implemented an instance of the Hudson continuous build server. Here  
> you can find the latests build status of all the ANTLR tools and you  
> can download the latest development snapshot, if you are not using  
> Maven.
> You can find the hudson reports at: http://www.antlr.org:8888/ 
> hudson  (JIRA is still at http://www.antlr.org:8888 )
> Finally, if you are a Maven user and for some reason feel the need  
> to build with the latest snapshot releases (perhaps to get a bug fix  
> and so on), then you can connect to the ANTLR snapshot repository by  
> specifying it in your maven pom.xml file as follows:
> <project> ...
>     <!--
>     Inform Maven of the ANTLR snapshot repository, which it will
>     need to consult to get the latest snapshot build of the runtime
>     and tool directories if it was not built and installed locally.
>     -->
>     <repositories>
>         <!--
>         This is the ANTLR repository.
>         -->
>         <repository>
>             <id>antlr-snapshot</id>
>             <name>ANTLR Testing Snapshot Repository</name>
>             <url>http://antlr.org/antlr-snapshot</url>
>             <snapshots>
>                 <enabled>true</enabled>
>                 <updatePolicy>always</updatePolicy>
>             </snapshots>
>         </repository>
>     </repositories>
> ...
> </project>
> Jim
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