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From Andrey Razumovsky <razumovsky.and...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: eclipse plugin for modeler
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:23:36 GMT
Hello,

The idea of opening modeler in same JVM is nice. Thus we can integrate our
Swing application to Eclipse lifecycle. My comments are inline.

(0). (not linked with plugin) After upgrading my 3.0 project to version 6,
DataSourceFactory was not set (to DriverDataSourceFactory). Combobox in
modeler showed XMLPoolingDataSourceFactory (which is not in dropdown liswt
BTW) and project could not be saved ("datanode location not defined). Manual
changing to DriverDataSourceFactory solved the problem.

(1) Can we have menu item Open With -> Cayenne Modeler so that user wouldn't
have to choose "Other..." dialog every time?
(2). "Cayenne Project" item in "New" dialog would be a very good way to
create new projects.

(3). When saving dialog, irritating dialog popups saying that project files
were changed in on disk [in eclipse]. This is not correct as files were
changed in CM, so there must be a hack to override the behavior (e.g. manual
changing dates in ProjectWatchdog FileInfo's)
(4) Classgen dialogs are little irritating as well, especially if there are
no changes in classes themselves (e.g. chaging schema name). This is
actually a problem I've been facing for a long time, I think we need to
track changes of ObjEntities and show popup dialog if there are some (and
check only them). Also classgen dialogs show on top of validation errors,
not sure this is fine.
(5). If something else than datamap is selected in tree (e.g. dataNode),
project does not save

My conclusion is that, a little improved, the plugin will be definitely
useful and I vote it to be part of Cayenne (integrated in SVN for the start)

2010/2/18 Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org>

> Yeah, IIRC Maven 3.0 was required to run Tycho stuff.
>
> Andrus
>
>
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 2:28 PM, Khailenko Ksenia wrote:
>
>  Oh, sorry I've not mentioned: I've used maven 3.0-alpha-6, it hasn't these
>> problems with versions
>>
>> 2010/2/18 Andrey Razumovsky <razumovsky.andrey@gmail.com>
>>
>>  Umm how do you compile the plugin? I have problems with eclipse
>>> depencencies. I get hit by [1]. Tried [2] workaround, it helps, but there
>>> are tons of dependencies (i'm using maven 2.2.0).
>>>
>>> [1] http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3518
>>> [2] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TUSCANY-2595
>>>
>>> 2010/2/12 Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org>
>>>
>>>  I want to try when I have a bit more time, but good point, this can be a
>>>> problem in a non-Windows L&F. I guess we can completely take over the
>>>>
>>> menu
>>>
>>>> creation in CM, and attach the menus to Eclipse (or maybe it just works
>>>> somehow???)
>>>>
>>>> Anyways, the same VM operation is very promising - we don't need to redo
>>>>
>>> CM
>>>
>>>> as a plugin, and we don't need to write Eclipse/CM network communication
>>>> protocol. Instead we just embed it and only write the glue code in the
>>>> plugin (which is exactly what Ksenia did in this demo). I guess this
>>>> will
>>>> require some refactoring of the CM startup and configuration, which I
>>>>
>>> wish
>>>
>>>> we'd do regardless.
>>>>
>>>> Andrus
>>>>
>>>> ---------------
>>>> Andrus Adamchik
>>>> Apache Cayenne ORM: http://cayenne.apache.org/
>>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrus_a
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 12, 2010, at 5:46 PM, Michael Gentry wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious if you have tried this on OS X?  If you are running in the
>>>>
>>>>> same JVM as Eclipse, then I suspect there will be OS X issues due to
>>>>> the menus.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> mrg
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 6:20 AM, Khailenko Ksenia
>>>>> <xenia_khailenka@tut.by> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  Hi there!
>>>>>> I'd like you to introduce this demo of the
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> cayenne-modeler-eclipse-plugin(Research-eclipse-plugin-for-opening-cayenne-modeler.patch
>>>
>>>>  at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CAY-1392 ).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This works like an editor now. So, to open the modeler from eclipse
>>>>>> you should select the existing cayenne*.xml in your eclipse project
>>>>>> and after the right click on it choose the "Open With/Other" command.
>>>>>> Then in the wizard of "Editor selection"("Internal editors" option)
>>>>>> choose "Cayenne Modeler Eclipse Plugin".
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This will run Cayenne Modeler on the same jvm as your Eclipse is
>>>>>> running. Cayenne Modeler will open the project of cayenne*.xml you've
>>>>>> selected and will update the corresponding eclipse project every
time
>>>>>> you save the project in modeler. Buttons and menues corresponding
to
>>>>>> creating of new project or opening some another project are disabled.
>>>>>> Command "Close Project" will force the modeler to quit. Also when
you
>>>>>> save the project in modeler the dialog of generating classes appears
>>>>>> for every dataMap existing at the project. Now there are no any
>>>>>> restrictions on opening any file in the eclipse workspace with this
>>>>>> editor, and if the file you attempt to open is not match cayenne*.xml
>>>>>> this will force the Modeler to be opened with the default view of
>>>>>> choosing the project.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards, Ksenia Khailenko
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Andrey
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards, Ksenia Khailenko
>>
>
>


-- 
Andrey

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