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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: Eclipse as development tool for Geronimo components
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:22:41 GMT

On Aug 28, 2006, at 1:17 PM, Heinz Drews wrote:

> Hi Sachin,
> The mvn eclipse:eclipse generates the .project files with the  
> proper reference.
> This solves the problem you mentioned.  Generally it would be a nice
> start but naturally is the manual import a long and tedious exercise.
> I guess an exported workspace might help.
> With debugging there is currently the problem that o.g...Daemon
> requires the server.jar which then refers the modules via the manifest
> as jars.  This forces then to build with maven instead of directly
> using the generated classes.

Yes that is correct.  Unfortunately there is no current solution for  

> Just building the changed component is sufficient with exception of
> the ones referring xmlbeans.
> I was hoing that somebody had already made more progress but I will  
> not give up.
> Heinz
> On 8/28/06, Sachin Patel <> wrote:
>> One of the big problems is that you can not use pure Eclipse to  
>> develop
>> Geronimo. (just make code changes and compile)  The maven eclipse  
>> plugin
>> generates the .classpath in which all the projects reference only  
>> the built
>> jars in the maven repository rather then the projects set up to  
>> reference
>> each other.  This causes a huge annoyance in that every time you  
>> make a
>> change that affects another module, you will not see any  
>> compilation errors
>> since the modified module has to be rebuilt and redeployed with  
>> maven so
>> that the affected jar picks up the change.
>> Also using the maven plugin for eclipse doesn't help, and enabling  
>> the maven
>> build to occur using it helps the issue but makes the build process
>> extremlely long.  I haven't tried the m2 eclipse goal to see if it  
>> addresses
>> some of these issues or not.
>> On Aug 28, 2006, at 12:01 PM, Heinz Drews wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I want to use Eclipse for development and debugging of Geronimo  
>> components.
>> The Eclipse plugin I have already used for application development.
>> I have run mvn eclipse:eclipse, imported manually the projects but  
>> I'm
>> hoping for a faster approach.  And I'm facing several problems. First
>> I could not found the xmlbeans in the source tree, modules referring
>> them don't compile.  Then I have not found a way to run G directly
>> from the compilation produced by Eclipse.  Only approach now is to
>> build a module with Maven and  copy the jar to the Geronimo tree.
>> Help would be very much appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> Heinz
>> -sachin


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