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Using latest SWT build in legacy RCP app [message #1801060] Fri, 11 January 2019 18:55 Go to next message
Jason Palmatier is currently offline Jason PalmatierFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

This post is a cross-post with the following one on the SWT forum, but I realized after posting there that my question was really more RCP related:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/m/1800917/?srch=use+latest+SWT#msg_1800917

Essentially, I don't know how to add or use the two SWT 4.10 zips (swt-4.10-win32-win32-x86_64.zip,
swt-4.10-cocoa-macosx-x86_64.zip) I've downloaded from here:

https://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.10-201812060815/

in my legacy 3.x RCP app.

First off, is it even possible to use SWT 4.10 in an Eclipse 3.x based RCP app running in compatibility mode?

Secondly, if so, how do I go about adding the two SWT zips as plug-ins or whatnot so that my code and the product export wizard (yes, I'm still using that to build/export) will pick them up?

Thirdly, is SWT 4.10 actually a different version than the "org.eclipse.swt_3.108.0.v20180904-1901.jar" and "org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86_64_3.108.0.v20180904-1901.jar" that I see in my fully updated 2018-09 IDE's plugin folder?

I feel like this should already be answered in an article or forum post but I have been googling like crazy and can't seem to find one. Any pointers or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason
Re: Using latest SWT build in legacy RCP app [message #1801742 is a reply to message #1801060] Fri, 25 January 2019 13:51 Go to previous message
Jason Palmatier is currently offline Jason PalmatierFriend
Messages: 9
Registered: July 2009
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I did manage to build the SWT plugins myself following the instructions to pull them from Git detailed here:

https://www.eclipse.org/swt/git.php

Then exporting them based on the FAQ answer here:

https://www.eclipse.org/swt/faq.php#howbuildplugin

I still haven't tried integrating either into my IDE or RCP export process, though based on the answer to my original post on the SWT forum (https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/m/1800917/?srch=use+latest+SWT#msg_1800917) it sounds like I won't need to worry about that for the win32 side as long as I'm using the latest Eclipse IDE.

At this point I'm looking for the official way to get the Mac SWT plugin added to my IDE while running on Windows and have it get used by the export wizard. Previously I'd used the Delta Pack process to accomplish this. If anyone has any pointers on doing this, that would be great.

Thanks,
Jason
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