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What is the best approach to extending Platform/JDT? [message #524640] Thu, 01 April 2010 16:25 Go to next message
Jan F. is currently offline Jan F.Friend
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I would like to build a custom IDE for a custom language, branded and optimized for specific use cases, but at the same time leverage and extend functionality from Platform, JDT, JSDT, etc. (debugging, editors, ....)

I am trying to select the proper way to approach this, I see several options, and it is not clear to me which one is considered proper and correct:

1. RCP approach - create own RCP app, and then add the additional plugins. As I understand from other forum posts, this does not seem to be the right way

2. Build own Application, extending from the IDEApplication - this is discouraged directly by a restriction in the library, which can be supressed, but likely is an indication that this is wrong

3. Build on top of Platform (or JDT) by adding my own plugins

Are there other options, and if not how do I properly define the product and branding in the option no 3.?

-Jan
Re: What is the best approach to extending Platform/JDT? [message #524659 is a reply to message #524640] Thu, 01 April 2010 17:30 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Have a look at
http://wiki.eclipse.org/The_Official_Eclipse_FAQs#Implementi ng_Support_for_Your_Own_Language
which talks about some support for your own language or extending JDT

PW

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