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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: Important info regarding building eclipse plugin
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2006 04:43:45 GMT
What does this mean to end-users who only want to use a pre-built 
Eclipse plug-in downloaded from the Devtools website?
Will they have to use the exact level of WTP that was used to build the 


Sachin Patel wrote:
> FYI.
> WTP and Eclipse have introduced into their builds a new concept of a 
> "qualifer".  This "qualifier" is basically a time-date stamp that gets 
> appended to the plugin jar version during their build for any plugin 
> that has changed
> in that build.  This means that no 2 builds will have the same jar 
> versions.  So unlike before, the geronimo plugin could build against any 
> 1.0.x level of WTP.  This is no longer true and until I find a more 
> appropriate flexible solution, the build is now binded to a given driver.
> So from a users perspective wanting to build, this has minimum impact.  
> Building with "maven build" will automatically download the necessary 
> drivers.  The only impact is they will no longer be able to use the 
> eclipse.home property to point to their own version of eclipse to build 
> against.
> - sachin

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