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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [Discussion] Time to release an updated maven-eclipsepde-plugin?
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2010 20:35:24 GMT
+1  Sounds like needed updates.


On 7/9/10 4:37 AM, Delos wrote:
> As part of GEP, maven-eclipsepde-plugin helps to convert eclipse plugins
> to maven dependencies and add them into artifact dependency list. So
> without it, GEP can't be compiled successfully. The plugin is in version
> 1.0. But now, some new requirements come out that the plugin didn't take
> into account before. I'm afraid we have to update the plugin
> to accommodate new requirements.
> 1) Eclipse on Mac
> There are two edition of eclipse on Mac, carbon and cocoa. From Eclipse
> 3.6,  only cocoa is supported. But maven-eclipsepde-plugin can only
> recognize carbon eclipse on Mac, so we have to fix it to make GEP build
> successfully on Mac. You may see details in 
> 2)Optional bundles
> There are some optional required bundles in MANIFEST.MF for some
> extended functions, such as TPTP and Free Aires Tools. They're
> not mandatory for GEP and actually GEP don't need these bundles in build
> process. They're marked as "optional" because user may get these extra
> plugins by themselves for some advanced functions. So these optional
> bundles shouldn't block the build process of GEP. Unfortunately, current
> maven-eclipsepde-plugin does block GEP build process because of these
> optional bundles.
> Because of these new requirements, I suggest we release an updated
> maven-eclipsepde-plugin with version 1.1. Any objection? 
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Delos

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