Eclipse Web Tools Platform
New and Noteworthy
The goal of the Libra project is to integrate the existing tooling
provided by the Plug-in Development Environment project and the Web
Tools Platform project to work together for implementing OSGi
This is the first milestone release of the Libra project. It delivers two features:
Libra can be installed by following these instructions
OSGi Bundle Facet
Creating Bundle Projects
The OSGi Bundle facet adds the Plug-in nature to any project that takes
advantage of the Faceted Project Framework. This effectively allows any
project to behave as an OSGi Bundle project.
The OSGi Bundle facet integrates well with WTP's Dynamic
Web Project and JPA project wizards. Combining the OSGi
Bundle facet with the Dynamic Web facet and the JPA facet
results in the creation of OSGi Web Application Bundles and OSGi
Persistent Bundles, respectively.
A few facet configurations are defined for convenience:
- OSGi Java Bundle - creates a plain Java OSGi Bundle project.
- OSGi Persistent Bundle - creates a Persistent Bundle project.
- OSGi Web Application Bundle - creates a Web Application Bundle project.
Basic OSGi Bundle manifest entries can be configured during facet installation in the WTP wizards.
When uninstalling the facet from a project, an uninstall dialog is
shown with options for various uninstall strategies.
Wizard For Converting Existing Projects to OSGi Bundle Projects
Existing projects can easily be converted into OSGi Bundle projects by invoking
Convert -> Convert to OSGi Bundle Projects action from the context menu
of the selected projects.
The WAR Products are similar to Eclipse Products, but much more
lightweight. They can be used to export a Server-Side Equinox
Application into a .war archive.
All you have to do to export a RAP application is to create a
.warproduct based on a working launch configuration and press 'export'.
The exported .war file is ready to deploy. There is a function included
that validates your .war file content before you've exported it.