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Need help getting started with RCP [message #491435] Wed, 14 October 2009 14:58 Go to next message
Dave Derry is currently offline Dave DerryFriend
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I have the Java developer version of Eclipse installed, and now I want to get some experience with RCP. I've found the tutotial at http://www.vogella.de/articles/RichClientPlatform/article.ht ml. In section 6.2 it talks about adding a new command By right-clicking in the Extensions pane of plugin.xml and has an note that says "Lots of people report that if they try this they can only select a "Generic" entry. The common source of this problem seems to be that you did not download the package "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers"".

In section 2 however it states" In case you have downloaded the Eclipse Java IDE (or any other non RCP flavor) distribution you can use the Eclipse Update Manager to install the plugins required for RCP development. See Eclipse Update Manager for details on using the update manager.

Install "General Purpose Tools" -> "Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment" and "Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" from the Galileo update site.
". I have tried this, but can't find the "Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" (or anything similar) anywhere.

I have created an RCP project following the instructions in the tutorial. When I try to add a new command (or anything else) all I get is the 'Generic' option. Also, I get warnings that "No schema found for the 'org.eclipse.ui.commands' extension point" (and each of the other defined extension points).

Can anyone explain what I am missing, and how to get properly configured without installing a different package.

Thanks Dave
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #491454 is a reply to message #491435] Wed, 14 October 2009 16:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
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Dave Derry wrote:
> I have the Java developer version of Eclipse installed, and now I want
> to get some experience with RCP. I've found the tutotial at
> http://www.vogella.de/articles/RichClientPlatform/article.ht ml. In
> section 6.2 it talks about adding a new command By right-clicking in the
> Extensions pane of plugin.xml and has an note that says "Lots of people
> report that if they try this they can only select a "Generic" entry. The
> common source of this problem seems to be that you did not download the
> package "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers"".
> In section 2 however it states" In case you have downloaded the Eclipse
> Java IDE (or any other non RCP flavor) distribution you can use the
> Eclipse Update Manager to install the plugins required for RCP
> development. See Eclipse Update Manager for details on using the
> update manager.
>
> Install "General Purpose Tools" -> "Eclipse Plug-in Development
> Environment" and "Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" from the
> Galileo update site. ". I have tried this, but can't find the "Eclipse
> RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" (or anything similar) anywhere.
> I have created an RCP project following the instructions in the
> tutorial. When I try to add a new command (or anything else) all I get
> is the 'Generic' option. Also, I get warnings that "No schema found for
> the 'org.eclipse.ui.commands' extension point" (and each of the other
> defined extension points).
>
> Can anyone explain what I am missing, and how to get properly configured
> without installing a different package.

You're missing the SDK bits.

I would make sure you have the Eclipse RCP SDK installed.

You can also download the "Eclipse Classic" package.

That includes all the source you need to work on RCP applications.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Cheers,


Chris Aniszczyk | EclipseSource Austin | +1 860 839 2465
http://twitter.com/eclipsesource | http://twitter.com/caniszczyk
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #491836 is a reply to message #491435] Fri, 16 October 2009 06:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lars Vogel is currently offline Lars VogelFriend
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Hi Dave,

I believe you have to unflag the "Group items by category" to see this
option.

The easiest way to make you you have everything to download the RCP version.

Best regards, Lars

P.S. You can also use the Google Group which is related to the article
to ask questions which are specific to my articles:
http://groups.google.com/group/vogella

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Dave Derry wrote:
> I have the Java developer version of Eclipse installed, and now I want
> to get some experience with RCP. I've found the tutotial at
> http://www.vogella.de/articles/RichClientPlatform/article.ht ml. In
> section 6.2 it talks about adding a new command By right-clicking in the
> Extensions pane of plugin.xml and has an note that says "Lots of people
> report that if they try this they can only select a "Generic" entry. The
> common source of this problem seems to be that you did not download the
> package "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers"".
> In section 2 however it states" In case you have downloaded the Eclipse
> Java IDE (or any other non RCP flavor) distribution you can use the
> Eclipse Update Manager to install the plugins required for RCP
> development. See Eclipse Update Manager for details on using the
> update manager.
>
> Install "General Purpose Tools" -> "Eclipse Plug-in Development
> Environment" and "Eclipse RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" from the
> Galileo update site. ". I have tried this, but can't find the "Eclipse
> RCP Plug-in Developer Resources" (or anything similar) anywhere.
> I have created an RCP project following the instructions in the
> tutorial. When I try to add a new command (or anything else) all I get
> is the 'Generic' option. Also, I get warnings that "No schema found for
> the 'org.eclipse.ui.commands' extension point" (and each of the other
> defined extension points).
>
> Can anyone explain what I am missing, and how to get properly configured
> without installing a different package.
>
> Thanks Dave
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #494121 is a reply to message #491836] Thu, 29 October 2009 09:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bolero  is currently offline bolero Friend
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Hi,

I have the same problem of Dave: I have created an RCP project following the instructions in the tutorial. When I try to add a new command (or anything else) all I get is the 'Generic' option. I get warnings that "No schema found for the 'org.eclipse.ui.commands' extension point" (and each of the other defined extension points).and I read "Description for extension point 'org.eclipse.ui.commands' cannot be found''.

I work with Eclipse 3.5 Galileo and I have the 'Eclipse plug-in development environment'. I have tried to download the plugin ' but a message tells me ""Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment" will be ignored because it is already installed."

Thanks
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #494192 is a reply to message #494121] Thu, 29 October 2009 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
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The problem is that you have runtimes: PDE, JDT, platform, and rcp.

In order to see the org.eclipse.ui.commands extension names (command, category, etc) you need to have the RCP runtime and (and possibly platform runtime) in your target platform.

When you do RCP development, you have 2 choices:

1) download an Eclipse Classic SDK. that comes with all the schema

2) if you are going to work with an RCP target platform, make sure you use the RCP SDK not RCP runtime.

PW


Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #518946 is a reply to message #494192] Fri, 05 March 2010 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Al Briggs is currently offline Al BriggsFriend
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I have this problem and it is not because I don't have the correct items installed - it was working correctly and it stopped and I did not uninstall anything.

Please can someone provide another option that doesn't include installing other software.
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #533836 is a reply to message #518946] Mon, 17 May 2010 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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Al did you find the solution to this problem yet? I would be very thankful for it!
Cheers, Armin
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #533840 is a reply to message #494192] Mon, 17 May 2010 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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>> 2) if you are going to work with an RCP target platform, make sure you use the RCP SDK not RCP runtime.

How can I make this sure?

Thanks a lot for your answer!!
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #538630 is a reply to message #533840] Tue, 08 June 2010 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rgomes  is currently offline rgomes Friend
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In menus -> Help / Check for Updates
has solved for me the problem.
Re: Need help getting started with RCP [message #549471 is a reply to message #538630] Mon, 26 July 2010 17:52 Go to previous message
Joey Mink is currently offline Joey MinkFriend
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Location: Centreville, VA, USA
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Just ran into this same problem in Galilelo (3.5), and used the update feature to grab, if I remember correctly, v1.2.2 of the Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in development.

Now my warnings have gone away and Generic is not the only option when I right click on extensions in the Manifest Editor.

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