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Questions on effects of a breaking change [message #225229] Sat, 13 December 2008 03:40
Carl Anderson is currently offline Carl AndersonFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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This is a message for adopters that use project creation APIs. This same
information was posted to wtp-dev.

During the course of the development of WTP 3.0.3, bug 250004 was
reviewed, committed and released which causes a change in API behavior for
some use cases. We should have asked for a larger review by adopters, so
we are doing that now, belatedly. This change impacts adopters who utilize
the ComponentCore.createComponent(IProject project) API in order to call
VirtualComponent.create(int updateFlags, IProgressMonitor aMonitor) to
create the .settings/org.eclipse.wst.common.component file in conjunction
with the addition of the ModuleCoreNature to a project. The "breaking
scenario" occurs in FacetInstallDelegates that do not first require one of
the Java EE or Static Web facets to be installed. If this change has
impacted you, or if you believe that it will, please comment on . We think that for the vast majority of
adopters, the change made, while unexpectedly breaking, is actually a
better fix- otherwise, all adopters that use these APIs would have had to
change their code. But, obviously, we were not aware of how everyone
is/was using the API, so we are asking now.

With apologies for the churn,

- Carl Anderson
WTP programmer
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