Integrating Oxygen into ANT

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stwissel
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Integrating Oxygen into ANT

Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:52 pm

How can I call the Oxygen Schema documentation task from an ANT script? My script extracts a schema out of my application and I'd love to have that automatically documented. I found the command line task schemaDocumentation.sh but nothing about ANT. (I found how to integrate ANT into oXygen, but not oXygen into ANT.
Radu
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Re: Integrating Oxygen into ANT

Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:59 pm

Hi,

You can execute external processes from ANT.
See: http://ant.apache.org/faq.html#batch-shell-execute
So having the schemaDocumentation.sh should be enough.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com
stwissel
Posts: 5

Re: Integrating Oxygen into ANT

Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Radu,
thx for replying.
You can execute external processes from ANT.
Would that work? Start another JVM from inside a Java application (the sh files starts a JVM after all. Wouldn't it be better if we can use the Java class directly ANT can call Java classes... if the implement the matching interfaces (might work otherwise too??).

Thoughts on that?
Radu
Posts: 6050

Re: Integrating Oxygen into ANT

Mon May 03, 2010 8:40 am

Hi,

Yes, ANT can invoke an external process even if it is Java based.
Actulally the schemaDocumentation.sh calls a Java class:
ro.sync.xsd.documentation.XSDSchemaDocumentationGenerator with certain parameters and a certain library class path. So you can also look in the shell for more details.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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