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# build.sh -- builds JAR and XPI files for mozilla extensions # build.sh -- builds JAR and XPI files for mozilla extensions
# by Nickolay Ponomarev <asqueella@gmail.com> # by Nickolay Ponomarev <asqueella@gmail.com>
-# based on Nathan Yergler's build script+# (original version based on Nathan Yergler's build script)
# Most recent version is at <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bash_build_script> # Most recent version is at <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bash_build_script>
-# this script assumes the following directory structure:+# This script assumes the following directory structure:
# ./ # ./
# chrome.manifest (optional - for newer extensions) # chrome.manifest (optional - for newer extensions)
# install.rdf # install.rdf
# (other files listed in $ROOT_FILES) # (other files listed in $ROOT_FILES)
 +#
# content/ | # content/ |
# locale/ |} these can be named arbitrary and listed in $CHROME_PROVIDERS # locale/ |} these can be named arbitrary and listed in $CHROME_PROVIDERS
# skin/ | # skin/ |
-# defaults/ (only if $HAS_DEFAULTS=1) 
-# components/ (only if $HAS_COMPONENTS=1) 
# #
-# It uses a temporary directory ./build; don't use that!+# defaults/ |
-# Its output is:+# components/ |} these must be listed in $ROOT_DIRS in order to be packaged
 +# ... |
 +#
 +# It uses a temporary directory ./build when building; don't use that!
 +# Script's output is:
# ./$APP_NAME.xpi # ./$APP_NAME.xpi
# ./$APP_NAME.jar (only if $KEEP_JAR=1) # ./$APP_NAME.jar (only if $KEEP_JAR=1)
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# chrome/$APP_NAME.jar!/* # chrome/$APP_NAME.jar!/*
-#### editable items+#
-APP_NAME=helloworld # short-name, jar and xpi files name+# default configuration file is ./config_build.sh, unless another file is
-CHROME_PROVIDERS="content locale skin" # which chrome providers we have+# specified in command-line. Available config variables:
-HAS_DEFAULTS=0 # whether to package defaults/+APP_NAME= # short-name, jar and xpi files name. Must be lowercase with no spaces
-HAS_COMPONENTS=0 # same for components/+CHROME_PROVIDERS= # which chrome providers we have (space-separated list)
-KEEP_JAR=1 # leave the jar when done?+CLEAN_UP= # delete the jar / "files" when done? (1/0)
-ROOT_FILES="readme.txt" # put these files in root of xpi+ROOT_FILES= # put these files in root of xpi (space separated list of leaf filenames)
-BEFORE_BUILD=./update_builddate.sh # run this before building+ROOT_DIRS= # ...and these directories (space separated list)
-AFTER_BUILD= # and this after the build+BEFORE_BUILD= # run this before building (bash command)
-#### editable items end+AFTER_BUILD= # ...and this after the build (bash command)
 + 
 +if [ -z $1 ]; then
 + . ./config_build.sh
 +else
 + . $1
 +fi
 + 
 +if [ -z $APP_NAME ]; then
 + echo "You need to create build config file first!"
 + echo "Read comments at the beginning of this script for more info."
 + exit;
 +fi
ROOT_DIR=`pwd` ROOT_DIR=`pwd`
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# prepare components and defaults # prepare components and defaults
echo "Copying various files to $TMP_DIR folder..." echo "Copying various files to $TMP_DIR folder..."
-if [ $HAS_COMPONENTS = 1 ]; then+for DIR in $ROOT_DIRS; do
- mkdir $TMP_DIR/components+ mkdir $TMP_DIR/$DIR
- COMPONENT_FILES="`find components -path '*CVS*' -prune -o -type f -print | grep -v \~`"+ FILES="`find $DIR -path '*CVS*' -prune -o -type f -print | grep -v \~`"
- echo $COMPONENT_FILES >> files+ echo $FILES >> files
- cp --verbose --parents $COMPONENT_FILES $TMP_DIR+ cp --verbose --parents $FILES $TMP_DIR
-fi+done
- +
-if [ $HAS_DEFAULTS = 1 ]; then+
- DEFAULT_FILES="`find defaults -path '*CVS*' -prune -o -type f -print | grep -v \~`"+
- echo $DEFAULT_FILES >> files+
- cp --verbose --parents $DEFAULT_FILES $TMP_DIR+
-fi+
# Copy other files to the root of future XPI. # Copy other files to the root of future XPI.
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echo "Cleanup..." echo "Cleanup..."
-if [ $KEEP_JAR = 1 ]; then+if [ $CLEAN_UP = 0 ]; then
# save the jar file # save the jar file
mv $TMP_DIR/chrome/$APP_NAME.jar . mv $TMP_DIR/chrome/$APP_NAME.jar .
 +else
 + rm ./files
fi fi
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$AFTER_BUILD $AFTER_BUILD
 +</pre>
 +
 +Example <tt>config_build.sh</tt> file:
 +<pre>
 +#!/bin/bash
 +
 +# Build config for the build script, build.sh. Look there for more info.
 +
 +APP_NAME=helloworld
 +CHROME_PROVIDERS="content locale skin"
 +CLEAN_UP=1
 +ROOT_FILES="readme.txt"
 +ROOT_DIRS=
 +BEFORE_BUILD=
 +AFTER_BUILD=
</pre> </pre>
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Revision as of 15:15, 29 April 2005

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Here is a bash script I'm using to package my extensions (under Cygwin). See also Windows build script.

#!/bin/bash
# build.sh -- builds JAR and XPI files for mozilla extensions
#   by Nickolay Ponomarev <asqueella@gmail.com>
#   (original version based on Nathan Yergler's build script)
# Most recent version is at <http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bash_build_script>

# This script assumes the following directory structure:
# ./
#   chrome.manifest (optional - for newer extensions)
#   install.rdf
#   (other files listed in $ROOT_FILES)
#
#   content/    |
#   locale/     |} these can be named arbitrary and listed in $CHROME_PROVIDERS
#   skin/       |
#
#   defaults/   |
#   components/ |} these must be listed in $ROOT_DIRS in order to be packaged
#   ...         |
#
# It uses a temporary directory ./build when building; don't use that!
# Script's output is:
# ./$APP_NAME.xpi
# ./$APP_NAME.jar  (only if $KEEP_JAR=1)
# ./files -- the list of packaged files
#
# Note: It modifies chrome.manifest when packaging so that it points to 
#       chrome/$APP_NAME.jar!/*

#
# default configuration file is ./config_build.sh, unless another file is 
# specified in command-line. Available config variables:
APP_NAME=          # short-name, jar and xpi files name. Must be lowercase with no spaces
CHROME_PROVIDERS=  # which chrome providers we have (space-separated list)
CLEAN_UP=          # delete the jar / "files" when done?       (1/0)
ROOT_FILES=        # put these files in root of xpi (space separated list of leaf filenames)
ROOT_DIRS=         # ...and these directories       (space separated list)
BEFORE_BUILD=      # run this before building       (bash command)
AFTER_BUILD=       # ...and this after the build    (bash command)

if [ -z $1 ]; then
  . ./config_build.sh
else
  . $1
fi

if [ -z $APP_NAME ]; then
  echo "You need to create build config file first!"
  echo "Read comments at the beginning of this script for more info."
  exit;
fi

ROOT_DIR=`pwd`
TMP_DIR=build

#uncomment to debug
#set -x

# remove any left-over files from previous build
rm $APP_NAME.jar
rm $APP_NAME.xpi
rm files
rm -rf $TMP_DIR

$BEFORE_BUILD

mkdir --parents --verbose $TMP_DIR/chrome

# generate the JAR file, excluding CVS and temporary files
JAR_FILE=$TMP_DIR/chrome/$APP_NAME.jar
echo "Generating $JAR_FILE..."
for CHROME_SUBDIR in $CHROME_PROVIDERS; do
  find $CHROME_SUBDIR -path '*CVS*' -prune -o -type f -print | grep -v \~ >> files
done

zip -0 -r $JAR_FILE `cat files`
# The following statement should be used instead if you don't wish to use the JAR file
#cp --verbose --parents `cat files` $TMP_DIR/chrome

# prepare components and defaults
echo "Copying various files to $TMP_DIR folder..."
for DIR in $ROOT_DIRS; do
  mkdir $TMP_DIR/$DIR
  FILES="`find $DIR -path '*CVS*' -prune -o -type f -print | grep -v \~`"
  echo $FILES >> files
  cp --verbose --parents $FILES $TMP_DIR
done

# Copy other files to the root of future XPI.
for ROOT_FILE in $ROOT_FILES install.rdf chrome.manifest; do
  cp --verbose $ROOT_FILE $TMP_DIR
  if [ -f $ROOT_FILE ]; then
    echo $ROOT_FILE >> files
  fi
done

cd $TMP_DIR

if [ -f "chrome.manifest" ]; then
  echo "Preprocessing chrome.manifest..."
  # You think this is scary?
  #s/^(content\s+\S*\s+)(\S*\/)$/\1jar:chrome\/$APP_NAME\.jar!\/\2/
  #s/^(skin|locale)(\s+\S*\s+\S*\s+)(.*\/)$/\1\2jar:chrome\/$APP_NAME\.jar!\/\3/
  #
  # Then try this! (Same, but with characters escaped for bash :)
  sed -i -r s/^\(content\\s+\\S*\\s+\)\(\\S*\\/\)$/\\1jar:chrome\\/$APP_NAME\\.jar!\\/\\2/ chrome.manifest
  sed -i -r s/^\(skin\|locale\)\(\\s+\\S*\\s+\\S*\\s+\)\(.*\\/\)$/\\1\\2jar:chrome\\/$APP_NAME\\.jar!\\/\\3/ chrome.manifest

  # (it simply adds jar:chrome/whatever.jar!/ at appropriate positions of chrome.manifest)
fi

# generate the XPI file
echo "Generating $APP_NAME.xpi..."
zip -r ../$APP_NAME.xpi *

cd $ROOT_DIR

echo "Cleanup..."
if [ $CLEAN_UP = 0 ]; then
  # save the jar file
  mv $TMP_DIR/chrome/$APP_NAME.jar .
else
  rm ./files
fi

# remove the working files
rm -rf $TMP_DIR
echo "Done!"

$AFTER_BUILD

Example config_build.sh file:

#!/bin/bash

# Build config for the build script, build.sh. Look there for more info.

APP_NAME=helloworld
CHROME_PROVIDERS="content locale skin"
CLEAN_UP=1
ROOT_FILES="readme.txt"
ROOT_DIRS=
BEFORE_BUILD=
AFTER_BUILD=