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Welcome to the Lily Content Repository -------------------------------------- http://www.lilyproject.org/ Getting started =============== For a first introduction to using Lily, please see: http://docs.outerthought.org/lily-docs-trunk/414-lily.html Prerequisites ============= Install Maven 2.2.x ------------------- From http://maven.apache.org Windows users ------------- Install cygwin, and add its bin directory to the PATH. You do not need to run any commands via the cygwin shell (use the provided bat files instead), it is Hadoop which executes some unix commands like ls. Building Lily ============= Execute mvn install or to run it faster (without the tests): mvn -Pfast install On running test =============== Log output of testcases is by default sent to a target/log.txt, errors are however always logged to the console. Debug output to the console of selected log categories can be enabled by running tests as follows: mvn -Plog test This is mostly useful when working on individual subprojects/tests. Running tests (faster) against a stand-alone HBase -------------------------------------------------- Test run rather slow because HBase-based tests launch a mini Hadoop/ZooKeeper/HBase-cluster as part of the testcase. While this takes some time in itself, it is especially the creation of tables in HBase which takes time. The tests can be sped up by starting an independent cluster and running the tests against that. Instead of dropping and recreating tables between each test, the tables are emptied by deleting all rows from them (thus be very careful against which HBase you run this!). Besides the speed advantages, this is also easier for debugging. === Quick way: dummy HBase === To easily launch a mini HBase without having to install it, execute: cd testfw ./target/launch-hadoop This prints a line "Minicluster is up" when it is started, though it is quickly followed by more logging. And then run the tests with mvn -Pconnect test The first time this will still take more time (though already quite a bit less than before), since the tables still need to be created. Subsequent runs should be way faster. Each time this 'mini' HBase is restarted, it looses its state so the first run after restart will again be a bit slower. When you run testcases without -Pconnect, and you have a mini HBase launched, it might get confused (because some of the same ports are used), and you might need to restart it. === Run against existing cluster === If you want to connect to an HBase you have installed, you need to specify the name(s) and port of Zookeeper: mvn -Pconnect -DargLine="-Dlily.test.hbase.zookeeper.quorum=localhost -Dlily.test.hbase.zookeeper.property.clientPort=2181 -Dlily.test.dfs=hdfs://localhost:9000" test The property lily.test.dfs points to the HDFS to be used to store blobs, the value shown here is the default. Any HBase property can be specified by prefixing it with "lily.test." (also when the tests run with an embedded HBase). Combining profiles ================== Maven profiles can be combined, for example: mvn -Pconnect -Plog test or, if you prefer, like this: mvn -Pconnect,log test