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From "Chen, Pei" <Pei.C...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: better place for umls credentials
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 13:58:18 GMT
I believe there was a patch to also allow underscore in the variable name to avoid bash env
name issue: i.e. ctakes_umlsuser instead of ctakes.umlsuser.
I think it would be nice to actually have it reference a secured file.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Miller [mailto:timothy.miller@childrens.harvard.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 9:19 AM
> To: dev@ctakes.apache.org
> Subject: better place for umls credentials
> The developer guide lists 3 options for umls credentials, and they all have
> issues:
> 1) environment variable
>      -- tried this one, got errors in .bashrc for illegal variable names, maybe it
> works in windows only
> 2) vm arguments in run configuration
>      -- works, but then you have to add it for every new run configuration
> 3) edit the descriptor file
>      -- runs the risk of accidentally checking in your credentials to svn
> I tried setting the values in eclipse.ini, that does not work.
> I think now I have stumbled on a decent solution, better than the options
> we've had up till now. If you open windows->preferences in eclipse, then
> select Installed JREs, and select the jre you use and click edit. Now a window
> pops up that lets you put in default VM arguments. I put in my UMLS
> credentials here and that seemed to work. In theory this should then work
> for all run configurations, you shouldn't have to re-do it for new run
> configurations.
> Can someone else please verify that this works? And if so should we make
> this the default way to do it in developer setup? Any downsides I'm missing?
> Tim

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