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From "Ivan Volosyuk" <ivan.volos...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [tools] Harmony's Eclipse plug-in (was: Re: svn commit: r416738 - /incubator/harmony/enhanced/drlvm/trunk/vm/vmcore/src/init/bootclasspath.properties)
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:13:13 GMT
Thank you for this clarification.

On 6/29/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ivan Volosyuk wrote:
> > On 6/29/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Ivan Volosyuk wrote:
> >> > Geir,
> >> >
> >> > I am working on the patch. There is almost no problem, except that
> >> > DRLVM builds its own modified version of eclipse plugin. The plugin
> >> > requires eclipse for its build.
> >> > I see that the same plugin exists in
> >> > enhanced/tools/eclipse/org.apache.harmony.eclipse.jdt.launching.
> >> > I think:
> >> >  - all modifications to the plugin should go to this directory.
> >> >  - drlvm should not build eclipse plugin itself, it should be built
> >> > as part of tools.
> >> >
> >> > Correct?
> >>
> >> I think so.  let me ask... why do we *need* the eclipse plugin to build,
> >> and even more important, why must it be modified?
> >
> > The purpose of modifications was AFAIK to make it compactible with the
> > name of main executable: 'ij.exe'. It looks that there were also a few
> > bug fixes.
>
> It would be helpful if the bug-fixes were raised in JIRA separately so
> that we can track/fix the plug-in bugs.

Sure, I have created H-699 for this. It makes sense to test that the
changes will not break usability of the plugin from ClearVM.
Unfortunately, I am not quite familiar with the code. Does anybody
familiar with the plugin could handle this task?

>
> > As for building, the tools package seems not to have own build system.
>
> The enhanced/tools/eclipse area does not participate in the classlib
> build system because they are Eclipse-specific tools, and require an
> Eclipse installation to compile against etc.  If you load the Eclipse
> tools' source into Eclipse you can build from there.
>
> The JDK tools (javac and keytool at the moment) do participate in the
> classlib build system.
>
> > The plugin is quite useful for complex testing scenarious: start
> > eclipse, create and run java project from it. So, the question would
> > be, how one could build plugin from tools package? I'm also thinking
> > about snapshot releases of the tools.
>
> You should load and build directly in the Eclipse framework, which is
> the usual way for Eclipse plug-ins.
>
> We keep snapshots here
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/harmony/enhanced/tools/trunk/eclipse/org.apache.harmony.eclipse.site/plugins/
>
> We discussed having an Eclipse update site but was told that there were
> plans to have an Apache-wide site.  AFAIK that has not come about.

-- 
Ivan
Intel Middleware Products Division

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