Q & A. IX


i’m relatively new to the xCP2 (and documentum) world and i have a question: the color of the application’s background is blue and i don’t like blue… juste joking !

i couldn’t find anywhere tips about continuous integration. is there a way to build and xCP2 project with commande line ? i want to make a continuous integration using Jenkins, SOMETHING to build, and (i think)the xmstool to deploy it every night.
However, couldn’t find anything to build the project from command line(and i shearshed up to google page 5!) in a unix environnement. Do you have any clues about what i can use?



I’m not sure that I’ll able to answer your question because I have never tried to perform automatic builds of xCP2 projects before (actually, after some unsuccessful attempts to create a complex (not a “hello world”) xCP2 application we have found that at current moment xCP2 is completely unusable/unstable/unreliable/undocumented and switched back to WDK/DFC), however EMC folks tell that there is an option to mavenize xCP2 project – it seems that attempt to execute “mvm package” is doomed to failure if xCP Designer is up and running:

> G:\app\maven\3.2.3\bin\mvn package -Dmaven.repo.local=G:\app\xCPDesigner\maven


[ERROR] Unexpected system error packaging dar for project 'ap'
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 6.120 s
[INFO] Finished at: 2015-07-30T21:34:08+10:00
[INFO] Final Memory: 18M/223M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] Failed to execute goal com.emc.xcp.builder:xcp-dar:1.0.8:run (xcp-dar) on project ap: 
   Xcp mojo executing command 'preparepackage' for project 'ap' failed unexpectedly: j
ava.lang.IllegalArgumentException: xcpProject must not be null.
[ERROR] at com.emc.xcp.builder.packaging.PackagerUtil.generateRunConfig(PackagerUtil.java:18)
[ERROR] at internal.com.emc.xcp.builder.packaging.projectpackagers.RunConfigPackager.doPackaging(RunConfigPackager.java:14)
[ERROR] at internal.com.emc.xcp.builder.packaging.InternalPackagerUtil.packageProject(InternalPackagerUtil.java:22)
[ERROR] at internal.com.emc.xcp.builder.packaging.maven.XcpDarCommand.execute(XcpDarCommand.java:43)
[ERROR] at internal.com.emc.xcp.builder.build.maven.MavenHookManager.execute(MavenHookManager.java:29)
[ERROR] at internal.com.emc.xcp.builder.build.maven.MavenHookServlet.doPost(MavenHookServlet.java:51)
[ERROR] at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:755)
[ERROR] at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:848)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.equinox.http.registry.internal.ServletManager$ServletWrapper.service(ServletManager.java:180)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ServletRegistration.service(ServletRegistration.java:61)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ProxyServlet.processAlias(ProxyServlet.java:128)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ProxyServlet.service(ProxyServlet.java:68)
[ERROR] at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:848)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty.internal.HttpServerManager$InternalHttpServiceServlet.service(HttpServerManager.java:384)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:598)
[ERROR] at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:486)

but in offline mode it does build something (note designerPath property):

G:\app\maven\3.2.3\bin\mvn package -Dmaven.repo.local=G:\app\xCPDesigner\maven -DdesignerPath=G:\app\xCPDesigner


[INFO] Webapp assembled in [5613 msecs]
[INFO] Building war: G:\app\xCPDesigner\Applications\ap\ap\target\ap-ap-1.0.0.war
[WARNING] Warning: selected war files include a WEB-INF/web.xml which will be ignored
(webxml attribute is missing from war task, or ignoreWebxml attribute is specified as 'true')
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 01:02 min
[INFO] Finished at: 2015-07-30T21:36:41+10:00
[INFO] Final Memory: 15M/218M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------

3 thoughts on “Q & A. IX

  1. Hi there.

    To build designer project as proposed by EMC you should run xCP designer before building project.
    xCP designer launches a local maven repo on

    In a pom.xml of designer project this repo is specified in element.


  2. To build designer project as proposed by EMC you should run xCP designer before building project.

    In that case you will get a “xcpProject must not be null” error, see my listing.


  3. In my case it works well when executing command:
    mvn package -DdesignerPath=${DESIGNER_HOME} -Dworkspace=${DESIGNER_HOME}/Applications/${APPLICATION_NAME}


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