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Compatibility E4 RCP and old plugins ? [message #580125] Mon, 09 August 2010 02:39 Go to next message
Chris  is currently offline Chris
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Registered: July 2010
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Hi,

Compatibility layer is, for now, available in eclipse CVS. There is no release about that... And make a E4 application including old plug-ins with contributing UI is convoluted. Compatibility layer seems not to be meant to be used by eclipse application developpers...

When will it be possible to include old plug-ins in E4 application in a good way ?

Chris.
Re: Compatibility E4 RCP and old plugins ? [message #580176 is a reply to message #580125] Mon, 09 August 2010 03:00 Go to previous message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

Not sure which compat layer you are talking about because in fact there
are 2:
* org.eclipse.ui.workbench: The backwards compat layer which allows 3.x
plug-ins to live in an 4.x application
* org.eclipse.e4.tools.compat: A forward compat layer which allows to
run 4.x components in an 3.x application

The only way to run your old plug-ins in an 4.0 Application is to
inculde org.eclipse.ui.workbench and modify your project like described
in this bug [1].

On the release of those 2 bundles:
* org.eclipse.ui.workbench is the part of the 4.0 SDK so that JDT/PDE
runs unmodified => Probably what you want

* org.eclipse.e4.tools.compat is part of the ModelTooling feature to
enable running the modeltooling in 3.x SDK, 4.x SDK and 4.0
Application Platform => currently only driven by my personal needs in
the ModelTooling space and so not very feature rich yet.

Tom

[1]https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=317912

Am 09.08.10 08:39, schrieb Chris:
> Hi,
>
> Compatibility layer is, for now, available in eclipse CVS. There is no
> release about that... And make a E4 application including old plug-ins
> with contributing UI is convoluted. Compatibility layer seems not to be
> meant to be used by eclipse application developpers...
>
> When will it be possible to include old plug-ins in E4 application in
> a good way ?
> Chris.
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