|Re: Eclipse IDE : features to include? [message #1740234 is a reply to message #1740135]
||Wed, 10 August 2016 15:15
| Ed Merks
Registered: July 2009
On 09.08.2016 16:25, Jim 20100 wrote:
> I would like to create my own Eclipse application.
> As my application has to support the notion of views, projects, etc. I
> that my application is NOT a RCP application but an application based
> on the Eclipse IDE?
Yes, if you want projects you (a workspace) you need more of an IDE.
> I want for example all basic functions like the menu File> New project
> or Window-> Show View, Show Perspective, etc
> I create my own project type, and I use EMF to create my own EMF data
By this you mean a project nature?
> if you think I am wrong and if you think I don't have to run the
> product "org.eclipse.platform.ide" please let me know.
Yes, that's minimal product available.
> So I was able to create a run configuration.
> I Run a product: org.eclipse.platform.ide
> It was of course needed to include the set of required plugins.
> We have no doc on which plugin to include.
> So to be able to select the minimal set of plugins is as you know
> maybe very difficult.
> Some plugins were missing like:
> org.eclipse.equinox.ds org.eclipse.ui.ide.application
Yes, some thing only contribute extensions but some things won't
function without such extensions, but that's not expressed as a
requirement that PDE can know about.
> But I read it is always better to work with features.
Yes, it help keep things minimal.
> Especially I would like to use features for my own plugins.
> But to start the smallest Eclipse IDE, which features do I have to
Looking at the metadata for that product IU, I see it requires these
So you could try to include those two features...
> That is my question?
> but what else?
> I found no documentation about features and what I want to do.
No, it's quite challenging. :-(
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