Collective Build Scripts

Collective Build Scripts

You will probably build a collective or standalone application many times in the course of developing your project. A build script saves any modifications you make to the script in the collective editor, so you can avoid retyping it each time you build your collective.

Creating a collective build script

  • When you have added the files you need for your collective, click the Save Script... button in the Collective editor window and type in a name for your script in the file dialog box. A copy of the current build instructions will be written to a text file.

If you have previously saved a build script for your collective, you can open the file and use it for quick editing and/or rebuilding.

Loading a collective build script

  • Click the Open Script... button in the collective editor window and choose the build script you have created for your collective.
  • The Collective editor window will display the contents of the file you have loaded. At this point, you can click the Build button to build your collective, or modify the script if necessary.

Note: Since a collective script uses absolute path names to refer to files, the script is not necessarily transferrable from one machine to another.