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From Harish Krishnaswamy <>
Subject Re: HiveMind application inside Eclipse
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2005 16:03:23 GMT
I did a similar thing for work here, but did not use Eclipse; a suite
of applications hosted by a very light-weight platform that provides a
single extension point for adding applications. The platform discovers
applications (a la plugins) in the classpath and adds it to the

I suppose you are trying to use eclipse's discovery mechanism and
HiveMind's injection and interception features? Do you want to share
components between plugins? That may be a problem. What is your motive
in using eclipse? SWT?


On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 12:33:21 +0100, Knut Wannheden
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I don't know if this sounds a little bit odd, but I'd like to run a
> HiveMind application inside Eclipse. As the application is split into
> multiple modules, of which not always all will be used, I thought it
> would be natural to map every module to an Eclipse plugin.
> Without thinking further about it I did just that. Of course I ran
> into problems: HiveMind doesn't find the module descriptors as I think
> the Eclipse plugins are all loaded by a separate class loaders.
> Before trying to implement a solution to this I was wondering if
> anybody else had done something like this before.
> I think it should be quite easy to support HiveMind applications
> inside Eclipse. I'd have to create a HiveMind plugin which exposes a
> extension point for registering HiveMind modules in other plugins.
> This should let HiveMind (using a custom ModuleDescriptorProvider)
> construct the registry. Are there problems with this approach or can
> someone think of a better idea?
> Cheers,
> --knut
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