|Re: eclipse plugins - external jars & environment variables - build problem [message #484709 is a reply to message #484336]
||Tue, 08 September 2009 20:13
I workaround would be to translate the jars into plug-in projects.
See here for an example on how to create a plugin from a jar:
Best regards, Lars
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> I am working on adding new views to my eclipse perspective.
> I would like to use external jars, using environment variable to find them.
> Now, that works runtime using the external keywork in the MANIFEST file;
> for example:
> Bundle-Classpath: external:$EXTLIBS$/jdom-1.1/build/jdom.jar,
> but it doesn't work at build time, I tried to change the build
> page/build.properties file in the plugin.xml editor and that doesn't work.
> When I hit the "export deployable plugin" button, it crashes saying that
> the jdom classes import couldn't be resolved.
> So, the temporary workaround I have got is to export the plugin with
> Eclipse / File / Export and then manually change things such as the
> manifest file that end up empty.
> In short, how to use jars at "plug-in build time" that are not part of
> any eclipse project and can only be found using an environment variable?
> Thanks in advance.
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