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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Extracting common ide features from IvyDE
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:10:09 GMT
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lalevee@hibnet.org>
wrote:

> Le vendredi 11 juillet 2008, Xavier Hanin a écrit :
> > Hi,
> >
> > As you may already know I'm currently working on Ivybeans [1], a kind of
> > IvyDE for Netbeans for which we have won a grant from Sun [2].
> >
> > In this plugin I need to implement features very similar to what has been
> > done in IvyDE, like code completion for Ivy files. I also need to
> implement
> > some features which are not currently supported by IvyDE like settings
> > files code completion, or a way to easily add dependencies to an existing
> > Ivy file.
> >
> > These features are somewhat IDE agnostic (or at least can be based on
> > common roots), and I think it would benefit both community and all users
> if
> > we shared what can be shared. So I consider refactoring some code in
> IvyDE
> > (especially code used for code completion) to make it reusable (actually
> > I've already done the refactoring...).
>
> Can I have a look to that new package ?
> In fact I was asking myself if a such refactoring could be integrated into
> Ivy.

Sure, for the moment I've commited the code to IvyBeans:
http://code.google.com/p/ivybeans/source/browse/trunk/ivybeans/ivy-libs/src/org/apache/ivyde/common/

Obviously the eclipse specific bits are missing from there, but you should
get the idea pretty easily.

Xavier


>
>
> > I'd move this code to a
> > org.apache.ivyde.common package, which could be used by any IDE plugin
> > developer. The next step would be to move this package in a separate
> > module, so that other plugin developers can use it without embedding the
> > whole eclipse plugin. Then I could add new features to this common
> package,
> > which would ease the reuse of work I do for Netbeans plugin in eclipse
> > plugin.
> >
> > So, do you think it makes sense to do that? Any objection?
>
> No objection on the idea of sharing common code. The question is then how.
>
> Nicolas
>
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