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Old 09-04-2008, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I automate the creation of the ALX file?

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I'm looking for a way to automate the creation of the ALX, instead of going to the menu and clicking the "Generate ALX file" button. Hopefully a command line driven solution. So far I've found nothing that gets the job done.


I'm using the Black Berrry JDE 4.5.0 from Research in Motion.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi!

The ALX file is pretty simplistic; it doesn't contain anything really interesting except for a version number field that needs to match what the JDE codes into the COD file. And that comes out of the JDP file. While I agree that RIM should make this stuff "automatable" such that Ant or some other Make-like utility can do this without human intervention, you may have to wait for it (the signing portion was non-scriptable until JDE 4.3, I think).

You could write a simple J2SE app (or C++, if you want the practice) that reads the JDP file and creates an ALX file, and include that as a build step.

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Done & Done. Thanks for the direction.
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