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From Delos <>
Subject [Discussion] Time to release an updated maven-eclipsepde-plugin?
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2010 08:37:50 GMT
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

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,


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