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Trixx Gets a Build

I just implemented an ant build for Trixx. Trixx now builds, pulls down its dependencies jar, and contains and builds the required version of RabbitMQ.

To build using ant (you will need to have Erlang already installed):

kyleburton@indigo64 ~/personal/projects/$ git clone
kyleburton@indigo64 ~/personal/projects/$ cd trixx
kyleburton@indigo64 ~/personal/projects/trixx[master]$ ant fetch-deps compile-rabbit-server compile-rabbit-java-client jar

Then in separate terminals, run RabbitMQ:

kyleburton@indigo64 ~/personal/projects/trixx[master]$ ant run-rabbit
Buildfile: build.xml

     [exec] RabbitMQ %%VERSION%% (AMQP 8-0)
     [exec] Copyright (C) 2007-2009 LShift Ltd., Cohesive Financial Technologies LLC., and Rabbit Technologies Ltd.
     [exec] Licensed under the MPL.  See
     [exec] Logging to "/home/kyleburton/local/var/rabbit/log/rabbit.log"
     [exec] SASL logging to "/home/kyleburton/local/var/rabbit/log/rabbit-sasl.log"
     [exec] starting database             ...done
     [exec] starting core processes       ...done
     [exec] starting recovery             ...done
     [exec] starting persister            ...done
     [exec] starting guid generator       ...done
     [exec] starting builtin applications ...done
     [exec] starting TCP listeners        ...done
     [exec] broker running

In another terminal, run Trixx:

kyleburton@indigo64 ~/personal/projects/trixx[master]$ ant run-trixx
Buildfile: build.xml

     [echo] Ensure you've run rabbit before this task...
     [java] "com.leftrightfold.trixx: *cookie*=FONEINRZCWQWZOERIHXH"
     [java] "com.leftrightfold.trixx: *server*=localhost"
     [java] "com.leftrightfold.trixx: *rabbit-instance=rabbit"
     [java] 2009-05-22 00:15:58.317::INFO:  Logging to STDERR via org.mortbay.log.StdErrLog
     [java] clojure.proxy.javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet
     [java] 2009-05-22 00:15:58.395::INFO:  jetty-6.1.15
     [java] 2009-05-22 00:16:00.462::INFO:  Started SocketConnector@

Aaron’s stated goal is to make Trixx a management console for RabbitMQ. He just started implementing a RESTfull interface using Compojure which you can hit with a browser after running ant run-trixx.

Now that things are easier to build and run I expect the development to go more smoothly.

Kyle Burton, 21 May 2009 – Wayne PA

Tags: programming