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How can I customize the build process?

Problem: Customization of the build process is not documented properly

Solution:

  • Add the custom tasks in the suite’s build.xml file

  • Add a task overriding the -init task like this:

<target name="-init" depends="suite.-init,custom-task1,...">
        <!--Perform your actions here-->
</target>

The key part is calling the suite.-init task as it initializes a lot of stuff used by the rest of the process. Depending on which things you need to initialize, this target may not work and you may need to pick another one; look at what common.xml in the harness is initializing when.

Applies to: NetBeans IDE 6.8 and 6.9 Platforms: All See also DevFaqSignNbm for an example using this.

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