The build system for ADTPro actually uses several components that are not readily visible. The full list looks like this:
The main Ant build.xml script in ADTPro's CVS repository calls upon these tools to go from source files to distributable packages. Well, with the exception of the Maven website stuff - that's not part of the main build script, mostly because that's a step most people wouldn't ever want to do, and if it were there - they'd need to have Maven installed.
Everyone has their favorite integrated development environment (IDE). I happen to use Eclipse, so I'll provide setup information for that. Other IDEs are similar, and surely address your own pet peeves. This page happens to show screenshots of a Windows setup, but there's nothing particularly Windows-ey about the build process. It should run on any platform that can support all of the build tools. I have tested it myself on Windows, Mac OSX, and SuSE Linux.
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Let's assume you have a clean machine and want to make this thing build. The minimum amount of work you'd go through to do so:
Connect Eclipse to the ADTPro CVS repository on Sourceforge by going through the next few configuration dialogs in Eclipse.
You now have the entire ADTPro project checked out to your workspace, and it probably looks angry (see the red X marks):
The problem is that the Java code can't automatically compile in the workspace because the project needs to resolve a support jar right away: Ant.jar. So, we need to go into the project properties and tell it where to find it.
Resolving the external jar dependencies is easiest to do by right-clicking on the top-level "adtpro [adtpro.cvs.sourceforge.net]" object in the package explorer, then picking Build Path->Configure Build Path... from the context menu. The Java Build Path dialog box will come up; then click on the Libraries tab:
Now, we need to build "User Libraries" to match ANT_JAR. Click on the "Add Libarary..." button, and select the "User Library" item when the "Add Library" dialog box comes up:
Click on the "Next" button, and the Add Libarary/User Library dialog box comes up:
Click on the "User Libraries..." button, and the Preferences/User Libraries dialog box comes up:
Click on the "New..." button, and the "New User Library" dialog box comes up:
Now we'll fill in ANT_JAR. Type ANT_JAR in as the name, and hit the "OK" button. The Preferences/User Libraries dialog box will come back up, and will now have the ANT_JAR user library name in it:
Click on the "Add JARs..." button, and the "JAR Selection" dialog box will come up. Navigate to where you have an ant.jar file in your local filesystem. The very Eclipse you're using now will have one in its eclipse/plugins/org.apache.ant_1.6.5/lib directory:
Click the "Open" button. That will associate your ant.jar with the ANT_JAR user library:
The main Eclipse window should no longer show any red errors, though it may still have yellow warnings (depending on how tidy the repository happens to be right then).
In the Package Explorer, expand the build section. Look for the file named ADTProBuild-default.properties. You want to make a copy of that and rename it ADTProBuild.properties and customize it for your location. The easiest way to do that is to click on ADTProBuild-default.properties, then hit Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-V. That will copy and paste the file into the build directory, and demand you rename it all at the same time:
Double-click on your new ADTProBuild.properties file. You will need to point the assemblerPath variable to where you have the cc65 toolchain bin directory installed. The full line should look something like this, assuming you unzipped cc65 into a directory named cc65:
<property name="assemblerPath" value="/usr/local/cc65/bin" />
The value you specify in ADTProBuild.properties will override all others, so you can keep this local file to tailor your local build and not affect other developers.
All that's left to do now is hit the shiny build button. Right-click on the build.xml file in the Package Explorer, pick Run As...->Ant Build, and all the magic should happen:
The "BUILD SUCCESSFUL" message is the indication of success, obviously enough. You can start subsequent builds now that the first one happened by just clicking on the little suitcase button:
The build output goes to the place where your Eclipse workspace directory is. The exact location will appear in the console output. In the Eclipse picture above, you can see the path listed in the [zip] line. The build output will consist of the server .jar file, the ADTPro client contained on a .dsk file, the DOS ADT client contained on another .dsk file, and a .zip file of the complete distribution package.