[kepler-dev] Questions for adding new actors

Chad Berkley berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Feb 6 15:06:00 PST 2006

Hi Zhijie,

You have to add your actor to src/actors with unique lsids, then run  
'ant buildkarlib' to create the kar file and add it to the kar  
library.  The 'entityId' lsid is kept track of in the README file.   
Don't worry about the class lsid as it's not being used right now.   
The important ones are the kar lsid (in the manifest) and the  
entityId (in the actor metadata file and the manifest).  If you add  
another actor, please update the README file and check it in.


On Feb 6, 2006, at 2:39 PM, Zhijie Guan wrote:

> Hi, All,
> Does anybody know how to add new actors into Kepler now?
> I know I should create a directory for the new actor under
> $KEPLER/src/actors. And there should be two files (ActorName.xml and
> MANIFEST.MF) in that directory. My question is if those two files are
> automatically generated by the system? If yes, how to let the system
> generate them? If no, how to manually write them?
> I notice there are two index lsid numbers in ActorName.xml: one is the
> index number for actor, the other is for the actor class. For  
> example, the
> "Add Grids" actor has 446 as its actor index number, and 1209 as  
> its class
> index number. Are these index numbers unique in all of the actors  
> used in
> Kepler? If so, how can I find the largest index number for actors  
> thus I
> can use the next available number for my new actor? Should we write  
> those
> largest index numbers on some place (like Readme.txt) so we can easily
> access them?
> Thanks!
> Zhijie
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