Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Rename Packages Tool for AppFuse

One of the steps recommended in AppFuse's QuickStart Guide is to rename your project's packages from "org.appfuse" to "". In the past this has been a real pain. I recommended using Eclipse, but this only worked for renaming the .java files themselves. It didn't catch all the package names in .xml and .properties files. Furthermore, it did nothing to change any references to "org/appfuse/model" or any other similar paths.

No longer folks. Ben Gill has developed a "rename packages" Ant task that'll zip through your AppFuse project and rename everything for you!

To use it, simply download it and view the README file to install and use. The source for this project is also available. This tool should work regardless of whether you've installed any options or not. Thanks Ben!

BTW, I should mention there will be an AppFuse 1.6.1. There have been a few bugs entered and fixed in 1.6 and I'd like to add support for Tomcat 5.5.3 (now in Cargo's SVN) and upgrade to XDoclet 1.2.2 (due for release soon). I'll probably wait until there's both Cargo and XDoclet have been released - in case some more bugs trickle in.

Posted in Java at Oct 13 2004, 11:09:12 AM MDT 1 Comment