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Set up Eclipse development environment [message #1064212] Tue, 18 June 2013 09:44 Go to next message
Steven Raemaekers is currently offline Steven RaemaekersFriend
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Hi,

I want to start experimenting with developing Eclipse itself, and I was wondering how to set up an environment to do Eclipse development, hopefully within Eclipse itself.
I was also hoping to debug (and step through) my own developed Eclipse code within Eclipse itself. Is this possible?

My computer is a mac os x 10.8.2 (not sure which lion that is exactly).

Does anybody have any pointers how to do this? Ideally, I want to start from a given release and then experiment from there. I searched a lot but could not find a tutorial how to do this.

Thanks and regards,

Steven
Re: Set up Eclipse development environment [message #1064379 is a reply to message #1064212] Wed, 19 June 2013 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Arin Soyen is currently offline Arin SoyenFriend
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I would be interested to know about this as well..

P.S.: Your version of Mac OS X is Mountain Lion.
Re: Set up Eclipse development environment [message #1064877 is a reply to message #1064212] Fri, 21 June 2013 13:52 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Three good places to start with getting familiar with using Eclipse RCP
APIs are:

http://www.eclipse.org/articles/
http://wiki.eclipse.org/The_Official_Eclipse_FAQs
http://www.vogella.com/eclipse.html (Plugin Dev, 3x. RCP dev, etc)

To actually get ahold of the eclipse source code, a good place to start
is http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_UI/How_to_Contribute and its
associated links (this is for Platform UI).

You need to get an appropriate Eclipse SDK from
http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/

You can see a script that installs a number of packages we use, as well
as a PSF that can help load our eclipse projects, at
http://git.eclipse.org/c/platform/eclipse.platform.ui.git/tree/releng

PW

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Paul Webster
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_Command_Framework
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Command_Core_Expressions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_Expression_Framework
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menu_Contributions
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Menus_Extension_Mapping
http://help.eclipse.org/helios/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm


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