How to set variables at build time
asked 13 Sep '11, 08:05
Sometimes it is convenient to set project variables at build time. There are a couple of ways that this can be accomplished:
Use the preBuildActionList:
Or, starting with 5.4.6, it is possible to pass variables directly in the command line to the builder $ builder build project.xml --setvars version=1.2.3 project.shortName=newShortName project.fullName="New Installer Name"
If you want the value to be available at runtime, when the installer is run in the user machine, then you need to create a parameter that will store the value of the variable. These parameters are usually 'hidden' so they do not get displayed to the end user:
$ builder build project.xml --setvars mysql_port=3306
answered 13 Sep '11, 08:07