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The EPP Build
The [Eclipse Packaging Project (EPP)](http://www.eclipse.org/epp/) provides
the download packages based on the content of the yearly Simultaneous Release.
The download packages are provided from
Build a Package Locally
It's *easy* to run the build locally! All you need is Maven and then you need
to tell Maven which package(s) to build via profile. As an example, the following
command from the root of the Git repository builds the RCP/RAP package against
the Simultaneous Release staging p2 repository:
mvn clean verify -Pepp.package.rcp
This build creates output in two places:
1. tar.gz/zip archives with the packages in `archive/` and
2. a p2 repository with the EPP artifacts in `archive/repository/`.
If you are running the build on Windows, the last build step will currently fail.
This failure can be circumvented by skipping the last step which aggregates the
filtered EPP artifacts from the packages into a new p2 repository. For further
details see [bug 426416](https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=426416).
At the moment it is advised to run the build command on Windows with `package`
mvn clean package -Pepp.package.rcp
In addition to that it is not possible to create zip and tar.gz archives on
Windows due to missing Bash scripting capabilities. On Windows, the output of the
build is the `eclipse` directory that contains the usual content from the zip
archive. This directory can be found below (e.g. RCP package)
Each package uses its own profile:
With the signing profiles enabled, the build artifacts (bundles, features) and the
Windows and macOS executables are signed. This is done by using the Eclipse Foundation
internal signing service and can be activated only if the build is running there.
- eclipse-sign-jar profile enables signing of the EPP bundles and jar files
- eclipse-sign-mac profile enables usage of macOS signing service
- eclipse-sign-dmg profile enables signing of the DMG files for the macOS platform
- eclipse-sign-windows profile enables usage of Windows signing service
Additional Configuration Possibilities
By default, the EPP build uses the content of the Eclipse Simultaneous Release *Staging*
repository at <http://download.eclipse.org/staging/oxygen/> as input. Sometimes it is
desired to build against another release (e.g. a different milestone), or against a local
mirror of this repository. This can be achieved by setting the Java property
`eclipse.simultaneous.release.repository`to another URL. As an example, by adding the
following argument to the Maven command line, the EPP build will read its input from the
composite Eclipse Oxygen repository: