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For General Users & log4j developers
Firstly, you'll need maven 2.0.9+ to build Chainsaw:
* cd to Chainsaw project checkout directory
mvn site:site
mvn install
This will automatically build and assemble the Chainsaw distribution which includes a .sh & .bat shell script to run Chainsaw. You can then run Chainsaw as follows:
sh target/appassembler/bin/chainsaw
You can use the *nix steps above, or go one extra step for a nicer OSX experience
mvn package osxappbundle:bundle -DmainClass=org.apache.log4j.chainsaw.LogUI
This will create an OSX distribution, look inside the target folder for the packaged OSX application and .dmg distribution. You can drag the application to your /Applications folder, or just double click it from the target folder.
For log4j developers
Creating a Webstart distribution
To create the Webstart distribution requires:
* a keystore configured with a valid code signing key
I've always found this link useful:
* A maven profile that defines the parameters for code signing (otherwise passwords and stuff need to be embedded in the pom.xml)
Edit your ${user.home}/.m2/settings.xml file, such that it has something like:
Then create the webstart package:
mvn -Pchainsaw-signing install webstart:jnlp
Inside the target folder will contain a .zip file containing the webstart distribution, including the generated .jnlp file.