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Problem on launching Eclipse 2019.03 with Xtext and xcore [message #1805180] Tue, 09 April 2019 12:13 Go to next message
Wendel Przygoda is currently offline Wendel PrzygodaFriend
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Greetings to all.

I have a problem migrating old version of my DSL for the new version of Xtext + xcore. We migrate our enviroment to OpenJDK11, and now it's the time to update the DSL projects.

After migrate to Eclipse -> 2019.03, Xtext -> 2.17.0 and xocre -> 1.9.0, I get the following error when launch the Eclipse Platform im run/debug my DSL.

!SESSION 2019-04-09 08:43:32.604 -----------------------------------------------
java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, WS=gtk, NL=en_US
Framework arguments:  -application org.eclipse.ui.ide.workbench
Command-line arguments:  -application org.eclipse.ui.ide.workbench -data /home/wendel/workspaces/workspace-dsl-java11/../runtime-EclipseXtext -dev file:/home/wendel/workspaces/workspace-dsl-java11/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.pde.core/Launch Runtime Eclipse/ -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2019-04-09 08:43:37.108
!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.RuntimeException: Application "org.eclipse.ui.ide.workbench" could not be found in the registry. The applications available are:, org.eclipse.ant.core.antRunner, org.eclipse.ant.ui.antRunner, org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.swt.E4Application, org.eclipse.e4.ui.workbench.swt.GenTopic, org.eclipse.emf.codegen.CodeGen, org.eclipse.emf.codegen.JMerger, org.eclipse.emf.codegen.ecore.Generator, org.eclipse.emf.importer.ecore.Ecore2GenModel,, org.eclipse.emf.importer.rose.Rose2GenModel, org.eclipse.emf.mwe.core.WorkflowRunner,, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.garbagecollector.application, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.publisher.InstallPublisher, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.publisher.EclipseGenerator, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.publisher.ProductPublisher, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.publisher.FeaturesAndBundlesPublisher, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.repository.repo2runnable, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.repository.metadataverifier, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.artifact.repository.mirrorApplication, org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.repository.mirrorApplication, org.eclipse.jdt.apt.core.aptBuild, org.eclipse.jdt.core.JavaCodeFormatter, org.eclipse.jdt.core.JavaIndexer, org.eclipse.pde.junit.runtime.uitestapplication, org.eclipse.pde.junit.runtime.legacytestapplication, org.eclipse.pde.junit.runtime.coretestapplication, org.eclipse.pde.junit.runtime.coretestapplicationnonmain, org.eclipse.pde.junit.runtime.nonuithreadtestapplication.
	at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(
	at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
	at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(
	at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.main(

It's easy to reproduce the problem. If I create a new Xtext Project example from Wizard, and launch in debug, it works perfectly.
But we have a xcore model. And this requires the org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xcore.lib dependency on the xcore project. So I must have to add the 1.9.0. With this setup, when I try to launch the Eclipse Runtime, I got the error log above.

I hope that I make myself clear.

These are my artifacts

package org.xtext.example.mydsl
class Model {
	contains Greeting[] greetings
class Greeting {
	String name

module org.xtext.example.mydsl.GenerateMyDsl
import org.eclipse.xtext.xtext.generator.*
import org.eclipse.xtext.xtext.generator.model.project.*
var rootPath = ".."
Workflow {
	component = XtextGenerator {
		configuration = {
			project = StandardProjectConfig {
				baseName = "org.xtext.example.mydsl"
				rootPath = rootPath
				runtimeTest = {
					enabled = true
				eclipsePlugin = {
					enabled = true
				eclipsePluginTest = {
					enabled = true
				createEclipseMetaData = true
			code = {
				encoding = "UTF-8"
				lineDelimiter = "\n"
				fileHeader = "/*\n * generated by Xtext \${version}\n */"
		language = StandardLanguage {
			name = "org.xtext.example.mydsl.MyDsl"
			fileExtensions = "mydsl"
			referencedResource = "platform:/resource/org.xtext.example.mydsl.model/model/mydsl.xcore"
			fragment = ecore2xtext.Ecore2XtextValueConverterServiceFragment2 auto-inject {}
			formatter = {
				generateStub = true
			serializer = {
				generateStub = false
			validator = {
				// composedCheck = "org.eclipse.xtext.validation.NamesAreUniqueValidator"
				// Generates checks for @Deprecated grammar annotations, an IssueProvider and a corresponding PropertyPage
				generateDeprecationValidation = true
			junitSupport = {
				junitVersion = "5"

// automatically generated by Xtext
grammar org.xtext.example.mydsl.MyDsl with org.eclipse.xtext.common.Terminals
import "org.xtext.example.mydsl" 
import "" as ecore
Model returns Model:
		('greetings' '{' greetings+=Greeting ( "," greetings+=Greeting)* '}' )?
Greeting returns Greeting:
EString returns ecore::EString:

Thanks to all.
Re: Problem on launching Eclipse 2019.03 with Xtext and xcore [message #1805369 is a reply to message #1805180] Fri, 12 April 2019 16:48 Go to previous message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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hi, i dont see how

Application "org.eclipse.ui.ide.workbench" could not be found in the registry.

should be Xtext related.
does this happen if you
- create a new plugin project
- add xcore.lib as dependency

you also should hit the validate button on the plugins section of the launch dialog

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[Updated on: Fri, 12 April 2019 16:50]

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