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* [http://ant.apache.org Apache Ant] for building example Zimlets bundled with ZCS source code.  You can use the existing build.xml and just add your own zimlet for easy building and deployment.
 
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Revision as of 18:09, 10 March 2009

Zimlet Development Via Zimbra Desktop


Zimbra Desktop Configuration


1. Download Zimbra Desktop http://www.Zimbra.com/products/desktop_download.html

2. Install Zimbra desktop to C:\zdesktop or some easy to reach location.

3. Configure your Zimbra Desktop with a dummy/test gmail or yahoo account.

(PS: Steps 4 & 5 can be skipped once Zimbra Desktop goes RC2(build 1513) or later, currently it is RC1(build 1482) 4. Configure Zimbra Desktop to permit Zimlets

Open localconfig.xml in <installDirectory>\conf\localconfig.xml

And replace..

 <key name="zdesktop_installation_key">
   <value>[CURRENT_VALUE]</value>
 </key>


 with..
 <key name="zdesktop_installation_key">
   <value>[CURRENT_VALUE]</value>
 </key>
 <key name="Zimbra_ldap_password">
   <value>[CURRENT_VALUE]</value>
 </key>

.. [CURRENT_VALUE] is whatever key Zimbra Desktop generated and should be same for both "zdesktop_installation_key" and "Zimbra_ldap_password"


5. Restart Zimbra Desktop (Right click on system tray icon and click ShutDown Service, and then start Zimbra Desktop again)


Deploying and undeploying Zimlets (only production level zimlets that are ready-to-go. For Zimlet development, see "DEVELOPMENT HACKS or TIPS" section below)


Windows: In windows you can use a simple tool called "Zimlet Installer.hta" to deploy and undeploy Zimlets. If you dont have access to this, then follow http://www.zimbra.com/forums/zimlets/24640-solved-deploying-zimlet-zimbra-desktop-2.html#post124862 AND also make sure to Restart-Zimbra service after the deploy/undeploy.

Deploying Zimlets via "Zimlet Installer.hta": 1. keep Zimbra Desktop should be running 2. Open Zimlet Installer.hta and browse to the Zimlet zip file 3. Hit Deploy -- this will deploy the Zimlet and restarts Zimbra Desktop Service -- You should see Zimlet after the restart.

PS: When Zimlet is deployed, it gets registered in ldap and also the Zimlet files are unzipped and copied to <zdesktop>\jetty\webapps\service\Zimlet.


Undeploying: 1. keep Zimbra Desktop should be running 2. Open Zimlet Installer.hta and enter Zimlet's handler name like: com_Zimbra_test in the undeploy field 3. Hit UnDeploy -- this will UnDeploy the Zimlet and restarts Zimbra Desktop Service -- You should see Zimlet after the restart.

PS: There is a server bug that causes undeployer not to delete Zimlet files in <zdesktop>\jetty\webapps\service\Zimlet folder. It wont hurt, but you can manually delete it if need be.


MacOSX:


You will have to run java command to install and uninstall..

Deploy Zimlet 1: CD to zdesktop install folder 2. Run the following java command... java -cp <required jar files> -DZimbra.config=conf/localconfig.xml com.Zimbra.cs.Zimlet.ZimletUtil deploy <PATH to Zimlet.zip file>/com_Zimbra_hello.zip example: java -cp jetty/lib/log4j-1.2.8.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-httpclient-3.0.jar:jetty/common/lib/mail.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-logging.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-codec-1.3.jar:jetty/common/lib/json.jar:jetty/common/lib/dom4j-1.5.jar:jetty/common/lib/Zimbracommon.jar:jetty/webapps/service/WEB-INF/lib/Zimbrastore.jar -DZimbra.config=conf/localconfig.xml com.Zimbra.cs.Zimlet.ZimletUtil deploy ~/Y/Zimlets/com_Zimbra_hello.zip

3. Shutdown Zimbra Desktop Service and Start it


PS: When Zimlet is deployed, it gets registered in ldap and also the Zimlet files are unzipped and copied to <zdesktop>\jetty\webapps\service\Zimlet.


Undeploy Zimlet: 1. CD to zdesktop install folder 2. java -cp <required jar files> -DZimbra.config=conf/localconfig.xml com.Zimbra.cs.Zimlet.ZimletUtil undeploy <JUST-THE-Zimlet-HANDLER-NAME-WITHOUT-DOTZIP> java -cp jetty/lib/log4j-1.2.8.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-httpclient-3.0.jar:jetty/common/lib/mail.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-logging.jar:jetty/common/lib/commons-codec-1.3.jar:jetty/common/lib/json.jar:jetty/common/lib/dom4j-1.5.jar:jetty/common/lib/Zimbracommon.jar:jetty/webapps/service/WEB-INF/lib/Zimbrastore.jar -DZimbra.config=conf/localconfig.xml com.Zimbra.cs.Zimlet.ZimletUtil undeploy com_Zimbra_hello Note: For undeploying just use the Zimlet-handler-name (not the path and also dont include .zip) 3. Shutdown Zimbra Desktop Service and Start it

PS: There is a server bug that causes undeployer not to delete Zimlet files in <zdesktop>\jetty\webapps\service\Zimlet folder. It wont hurt, but you can manually delete it if need be.


Zimlet Development by manually building ZCS Environment

  • You'll need ZCS 3.0 or later, either Network or Open Source Edition.
  • JDK 5
  • Eclipse or other editors you are familiar with.
  • Apache Ant for building example Zimlets bundled with ZCS source code. You can use the existing build.xml and just add your own zimlet for easy building and deployment.
  • zip / unzip utility. Most Linux distributions come with /usr/bin/zip and /usr/bin/unzip. Windows XP has a built-in support for zip, but you can also use open source zip utilities like 7-Zip.


Verified Against: ZCS 5.0 Date Created: 3/10/2009
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=ZimletDevSetup Date Modified: 2009-03-10



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