Wednesday, September 22, 2004

More On Cruisecontrol and Display with yDoc

In a previous entry I showed a configuration entry to allow the use of headless graphics generation on unix machines.

I have been evaluating yDoc which is a nice tool for generating jpg/svg UML object/class diagrams into the Javadoc process of a build phase. Its a great tool and I will be buying a copy.

The issue I had is that the ant javadoc tag doesn't seem to honor the cruise headless command detailed earlier. After a little more searching through the javadocs for doclets I have found that you can achieve the same thing with the following tag entry :

<javadoc destdir="${javadoc.base.dir}"
author="true"
maxmemory="256M"
classpath="${my.classpath}"
additionalparam="-J-Djava.awt.headless=true -breakiterator"
>

this passes the headless flag onto the running javadoc process.

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