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Building and deploying

Maven is the main tool for building and deploying a complete application. It takes care of: * building the java libraries and webapp(s) * calling NPM as needed to take care of the frontend builds * launching both backend and frontend test suites * creating the final war for deploy into a J2EE container (e.g. Tomcat)

To create the final war, you have several options: * full build, including submodules and frontend (e.g. GeoStore)

./ [version_identifier]

Where version_identifier is an optional identifier of the generated war that will be shown in the settings panel of the application.

  • fast build (will use the last compiled version of submodules and compiled frontend)

mvn clean install -Dmapstore2.version=[version_identifier]

Building the documentation

MapStore uses JSDoc to annotate the components, so the documentation can be automatically generated using docma.
Please see for further information about code documentation.

Refer to the existing files to follow the documentation style:

To install docma:

npm install -g docma

While developing you can generate the documentation to be accessible in the local machine by:

npm run doctest

The resulting doc will be accessible from http://localhost:8081/mapstore/docs/

For the production deploy a different npm task must be used:

npm run doc

The documentation will be accessible from the /mapstore/docs/ path

The generated folders can be removed with:

npm run cleandoc