Wednesday 11 November 2009

Setting up Hudson CI for GWT Development

Hudson CI for GWT Development (made with Gliffy)GWT development requires a 32 bit Sun JDK.

We decided to do this by using a 32 bit VM, which could be moved to another server at a later date.
  1. Install VMWare Player (Ensure networking is enabled during installation)
  2. Download a 32 bit ubuntu ISO (or 32 bit Debian)
  3. Create a new VM from the ISO.
  4. Enter VM and establish your ipaddress.
  5. Add hudson repo to /etc/apt/sources
    deb binary/
  6. Install Sun JDK
    apt-get install sun-java6-jdk 
    update-alternatives --config java
    update-alternatives --config javac
  7. Install Tomcat
    apt-get install tomcat6
    apt-get install tomcat6-admin
    Modify /etc/tomcat/tomcat-users.xml and add
    <user username="admin" password="" roles="manager,admin"/>
    (or add a password and add password to ~/.m2/settings.xml)
    Set Tomcat security off
    sed -i "s/TOMCAT6_SECURITY=.\+/TOMCAT6_SECURITY=no/" \
    Increase Tomcat default memory allocation in /etc/defaults/tomcat6
    JAVA_OPTS="-Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmx1024M -Xms1024m"
  8. Install Hudson
    apt-get install hudson
  9. Change Hudson port and ajpport by editting /etc/init.d/hudson to add
    HUDSON_ARGS="--httpPort=8081  --ajp13Port=8102" 
  10. Install Apache
    apt-get install apache2
    a2enmod proxy
    a2enmod proxy_http
  11. Setup /etc/apache2/httpd.conf (or similar)
  12. servername hudson
    ProxyPass   /  http://localhost:8081/
    ProxyPassReverse  /  http://localhost:8081/
    ProxyRequests   Off
    <Proxy http://localhost:8081/*>
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
  13. Install Maven
    apt-get install maven2
  14. Configure Hudson
    • setup smtp
    • set MAVEN_HOME to /usr/share/maven2
    • set email from address
    • set url to ip address
  15. Download GWT toolkit 1.7.1 and extract then install gwt-dev-linux.jar to your local repo
    mvn install:install-file \ -DartifactId=gwt-dev \
    -Dversion=1.7.1 -Dclassifier=linux \
    -Dpackaging=jar -Dfile=gwt-dev-linux.jar
  16. Add individual projects to Hudson