For developers who are working on the light platform, it is very important to have all related repositories to be built on the local machine and install the jar files into the .m2 repository. It is OK to check out all the repositories from https://github.com/networknt and build them one by one;
however, it is very time-consuming. To our contributor’s life easier, we have created a config in the light-config-test repository to utilize light-bot to build necessary repositories in one shot and sync with remote git server on a daily basis or when it is necessary.
Please note: If you are only working on one repository, you can just check out the particular repository and build it locally. We have snapshot versions of all repositories published to the maven central so all dependencies should be downloaded from the Internet.
Please note: The light-bot is only working with Linux and Mac OS at the moment, porting to Windows is still working in progress.
The following are the steps to get it set up.
The following software packages need to be installed locally before moving to the next step.
Oracle JDK 11 or OpenJDK 11
A github.com account is needed, and public key needs to be uploaded to the GitHub based on this doc.
First, a workspace needs to be created under your home directory. Most of the time, networknt will be used.
Checkout Repos and Build light-bot
Next, we need to check out two repositories and build light-bot to bootstrap the process.
This task will check out all the related repo or if they are in the developbuild workspace, then only try to pull from the remote. Once the checkout is done, light-bot will build all of them and install the
final jar files to the .m2 repository.
java -Dlight-4j-config-dir=./config -Dlogback.configurationFile=./logback.xml -jar ~/networknt/light-bot/bot-cli/build/libs/bot-cli-fat-1.0.jar -t develop-build
Wait for several minutes, all the related light platform jar files should be built and installed.
Repeat this when necessary
As multiple developers are working on these repositories, there might be several or more check-ins each day. It is recommended that you run the develop-build task at least every day. Even better, rerun it when you know someone has checked in something that you are depending on. The second time you run the light-bot develop-build task, it will be much faster as it won’t clone every repo again but just pull the latest code from remote. If there is no change on any of the repository, the build will be skipped automatically.