Here is pretty much the simplest BusyB project file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<description>ClanRuby Test Project</description>
Let's take this a bit at a time:
Beyond the standard <?xml header, the whole file is one
big <project> element.
The <description> element just defines a nice
explanation of the whole project.
The <logDir> element tells BusyB where to drop the
log files as it builds. BusyB log files record the output of the
commands that BusyB executes in HTML format.
The <once> element tells BusyB to do the build once
and then exit.
The <build> element and its sub elements tell BusyB
where to go and what to do to get your software built.
The <dir> element tells BusyB the directory where to
do the build.
The <step> element and its <cmd> sub element
tell BusyB how to build the project. Note that the command could
well have been “ant” or any other command that you
might use to build your software.
So what will BusyB do with all of this? It will:
cd to the /usr/fred/test/src directory
run the make command there
record the results in a logs files suitable for a web
server in /tmp/buildlogs