Platform Selection

Building or running an Application or a Test Suite with MMM requires a Platform.

There are 4 different ways to provide a Platform for a module project:

  • Set the build option to the path of a Platform file (.zip, .jpf or .vde).

  • Set the build option to the path of the source folder of an already imported Source Platform.

  • Declare a module dependency with the conf platform:

    <dependency org="myorg" name="myname" rev="1.0.0" conf="platform->default" transitive="false"/>
  • Copy a Platform file to the dropins folder. The default dropins folder location is [module_project_dir]/dropins. It can be changed using the build option


Using a Platform in the .zip format requires at least the version 5.4.0 of the SDK.

At least 1 of these 4 ways is required to build an application with a platform. If several ways are used, the following rules are applied:

  • If or is set, the other options are ignored.
  • If the the module project defined several platforms, the build fails. For example the following cases are not allowed:
    • Setting a platform with the option and another one with the option
    • Declaring a platform as a dependency and adding a platform in the dropins folder
    • Declaring 2 platforms as Dependencies
    • Adding 2 platforms in the dropins folder

Refer to the Platform Loader section for a complete list of options.