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[Mac] how (really) to install Zest? [message #653886] Fri, 11 February 2011 16:59 Go to next message
Paul E. Keyser is currently offline Paul E. Keyser
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Mac OS 10.6.3
Eclipse 3.6.1 (20100917-0705)

I installed Eclipse 3.6.1 by unzipping the zip into the Application
folder; runs fine (looks non-Mac-standard ...); the "plugins" and
"features" directories include a bunch of GEF and Zest items, including
particularly "org.eclipse.zest.{core, layouts}"

I checked out my plug-ins that define an RCP -- developed and
extensively tested in WinXP / Eclipse 3.4.2, so I expect some pain here ...

And indeed, Eclipse-3.61./Mac (as above) is unable to find Zest at all
-- cannot add "org.eclipse.zest.{core, layouts}" in MANIFEST.MF's
dependencies, cannot import them by package, cannot add them to the
..product's dependencies.

So -- how do I get Eclipse 3.6.1/Mac to behave?

BTW, possibly relevant, when I looked into Help -> Software Updates, I
got the bogus message "Cannot complete the request. This installation
has not been configured properly for Software Updates. See Error Log for
details." (I see no error log ...)

thanks
Paul
Re: [Mac] how (really) to install Zest? [message #654083 is a reply to message #653886] Mon, 14 February 2011 04:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Prakash G.R. is currently offline Prakash G.R.
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On 11/02/11 10:29 PM, Paul E. Keyser wrote:
> Mac OS 10.6.3
> Eclipse 3.6.1 (20100917-0705)
>
> I installed Eclipse 3.6.1 by unzipping the zip into the Application
> folder; runs fine (looks non-Mac-standard ...); the "plugins" and
> "features" directories include a bunch of GEF and Zest items, including
> particularly "org.eclipse.zest.{core, layouts}"
>
> I checked out my plug-ins that define an RCP -- developed and
> extensively tested in WinXP / Eclipse 3.4.2, so I expect some pain here ...

After p2 taking over the old Update Manager, you shouldn't be unzipping
the add-ons to the plugin & features directories. Rather you should use
the dropins directory.

See: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started

--
- Prakash
Platform UI Team, IBM

www.eclipse-tips.com
Re: [Mac] how (really) to install Zest? [message #654156 is a reply to message #654083] Mon, 14 February 2011 12:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul E. Keyser is currently offline Paul E. Keyser
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Well, I am trying to get my code working on 3.5.2 and/or 3.6.1.

In 3.6.1, when I try to use the Help -> Software Updates, I get a dialog
exclaiming that the install is invalid and the update manager cannot be
used. Not useful.

In 3.5.2, the Help -> Software Updates at least does not crash as in
3.6.1, and the ".product" of my RCP can see the zest.core and the
zest.layouts, but the zest plug-ins are not loaded. No clue why.

There are other problems with 3.5.2 and 3.6.1, at least as installed on
my Mac, including that I need to add "-Xmx512m" to the launch config. in
order to avoid OOM errors (which never happened with our code in WinXP /
Eclipse 3.4.2).

Probably something has gone wrong with the install(s), though of course
I have no clue what. At this point I'm giving up on 3.5.2 and 3.6.1 and
reverting to 3.4.2 ...

-Paul

On 2/13/11 11:04 PM, Prakash G.R. wrote:
> On 11/02/11 10:29 PM, Paul E. Keyser wrote:
>> Mac OS 10.6.3
>> Eclipse 3.6.1 (20100917-0705)
>>
>> I installed Eclipse 3.6.1 by unzipping the zip into the Application
>> folder; runs fine (looks non-Mac-standard ...); the "plugins" and
>> "features" directories include a bunch of GEF and Zest items, including
>> particularly "org.eclipse.zest.{core, layouts}"
>>
>> I checked out my plug-ins that define an RCP -- developed and
>> extensively tested in WinXP / Eclipse 3.4.2, so I expect some pain
>> here ...
>
> After p2 taking over the old Update Manager, you shouldn't be unzipping
> the add-ons to the plugin & features directories. Rather you should use
> the dropins directory.
>
> See: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started
>
Re: [Mac] how (really) to install Zest? [message #654429 is a reply to message #654083] Tue, 15 February 2011 17:36 Go to previous message
Paul E. Keyser is currently offline Paul E. Keyser
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Registered: July 2009
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OK, in Eclipse 3.5.2 I have it working -- seems like the problem was
actually not in my install or in the way I got Zest, but rather the
eclipse.ini file (and the launch config) needed to have more memory,
like "-Xmx512m" -- once I added that, things began to work.

Thus, the apparent Zest problem was really (?) a memory problem.

thanks
Paul
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