I am developing an eclipse plugin which has dependency on an external jar file. Due to the license restrictions, I cannot bundle the external jar in my plugin. So is there any other way with which I can refer to the external jar? I can ask users of my plugin to copy the external jar to the eclipse plugins folder. I am getting NoClassDefFound exception while my plugin tries to access the external Jar eventhough the jar file is in the same folder as that of my plugin. I tried this by declaring a variable that points to the plugin directory. I saw lot of posts related to this but none helped me solve my problem.
Please let me know if you have any idea on this.