May 2, 2009

OOPHM mode with GWT on OSX

Suffice to say that UsingOOPHM and building GWT from source allows to launch this mode
ant oophm
The behaviour of the interface is a little bit rough on the edges though on OSX.

Building GWT from SVN on OSX

Building GWT from svn trunk is documented in Making GWT Better.
But the compile process invoke a nasty parsing of svn info command which fails if your langage setting is not english.
You'll find that in build-tools/ant-gwt/src/com/google/gwt/ant/taskdefs/ :

* A pattern that matches the Repository Root line in svn info output.
private static final Pattern ROOT_PATTERN =
Pattern.compile("\\s*Repository Root:\\s*(" + URL_REGEX + ")\\s*");

This pattern fails miserably on svn info like this :
Chemin : .
Racine du dépôt :
UUID du dépôt : 8db76d5a-ed1c-0410-87a9-c151d255dfc7
Révision : 5320
Type de noeud : répertoire
Tâche programmée : normale
Auteur de la dernière modification :
Révision de la dernière modification : 5320
Date de la dernière modification: 2009-05-01 22:23:02 +0200 (Ven, 01 mai 2009)

I had to switch form iTerm to Terminal to achieve a good setup of my environment to achieve a sucessful building.
In Terminal preferences uncheck the LANG setting flag and in your shell do

export LANG=en_US

This should be enough to build GWT successfully !

PS: Pay attention to not interfere with JDK 1.6 if you have it installed on your machine.