Sources Sharing Methods
What are possible ways to share source trees ?
Let’s use helloworld-native-application project as example, so you need first to clone
this project into a directory that will be accessible by
There are two possible methods to share sources between your host and the XDS server:
- Cloud sync: implies your local directory will be sent to and replicated on the server. This method lets you clone project anywhere on your local disk,
- Path mapping: apply when the xds-server is running locally. This method uses a volume shared between your host and the server, typically
$HOME/xds-workspace directory. It is much more efficient as there is no replication onto the server ; but you must clone project under the shared directory (
$HOME/xds-workspace is a good choice because it is shared by default. To create more shared volumes, See –volume option of container creation script )
Which one should I choose ?
It depends on your deployment setup (Standalone, On-Premise or SaaS).
- Standalone : use local path mapping. It makes no sense to use cloud sync as it would add pointless overhead.
- On-Premise : use Clound Sync.
- SaaS : use Cloud Sync. This is the only way to achieve source sharing in this deployment setup.
Note: : helloworld-native-application project is an AGL
project based on app-templates
(included as a git submodule). This CMake templating, used to develop application
with the AGL Application Framework, will automatically generate makefile rules
remote-target-populate) or scripts (eg.
For more info about app-template, please refer to this documentation.
cd $HOME/xds-workspace git clone --recursive https://github.com/iotbzh/helloworld-native-application.git