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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: Important info regarding building eclipse plugin
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2006 04:47:23 GMT

- sachin

On Feb 2, 2006, at 11:43 PM, Donald Woods wrote:

> What does this mean to end-users who only want to use a pre-built  
> Eclipse plug-in downloaded from the Devtools website?

No affect.

> Will they have to use the exact level of WTP that was used to build  
> the plug-in?


> -Donald
> 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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