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How to use API tools in headless mode? [message #591984] Fri, 13 February 2009 19:36
Zhongyu Zhang is currently offline Zhongyu ZhangFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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I am trying to get API analysis working on command line (batch mode), but
couldn't find any helpful document. I found this article Compare but am
not sure it is valid. I could not find a way to get the API Tools dialogs
and don't know where is the "ApiTools" utility.

In the article pse-api-tools/
the author mentioned that there is a way to run in headless mode but
didn't provide a link. He also mentioned Ant tasks in plug-in. I found there are some apitooling.* Ant
tasks available in Preferences->Ant Runtime. But I couldn't make it work.

When I run apitooling.apitoolsverification task in ant, if I don't use
"taskdef" (it's supposed to work without taskdef) it complains "failed to
create task or type apitooling.apitoolsverification
Cause: The name is undefined.". If I add "taskdef", then it complains
"taskdef A class needed by class nTask cannot
be found". Adding apitooling-ant.jar to the ant classpath doesn't help.

Probably I missed something here. Anyone has experience on API tools or
know how to use ant tasks provided by Eclipse? Some documents will help

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