|[cross-project-issues-dev] Photon has Oomph|
I wanted to draw attention to some useful features that Eclipse committers might wish to exploit.
During the last release cycle I spent time ensuring that all the
Eclipse Platform project's Oomph setups work. Furthermore, I
authored an Oomph Configuration to make it very easy to provision
a development environment that contains the workspace projects from
all Git repositories that are used to produce the
Eclipse Platform SDK. The following tutorial outlines the steps
I personally find it super useful to have a workspace in which I
can see the current state of every platform project where I can
search all the source code (including finding uses of constants)
and can also commit changes to Gerrit to help fix problems that I
encounter during my day-to-day usage of Eclipse. I would
appreciate if other committers tested/tried the tutorial,
especially on Mac and Linux. The tutorial has a Bugzilla link for
Did you ever try to figure which Git repository any particular
class comes from? Just the Eclipse platform project has 24+
repositories. Where oh where does that file come from? When was
the last time it was changed? What did the historical versions
In Photon, on the Navigate menu, you can use "Open Discovered
Type...". Note that it has a Help button; the ?-button even spins
to attract your attention. Please read it once to get the most
value from it.
This dialog, much like the "Open Type..." dialog (Ctrl-Shift-T),
lets you search for Java classes using familiar camel-case
search. It lets you open the class in a browser (internal or
external), or even in JDT's Java editor with pretty syntax
highlighting. Also, if there is an associated Oomph setup for the
class' Git repository, you can use it to import the projects into
your workspace. You might use this if the debugger doesn't find
the source, when analyzing an AERI report's stack trace, or when
reporting a bug with a specific reference to source code.
Note that this dialog uses the index that we generate periodically for all Eclipse Git repositories hosted by git.eclipse.org and by https://github.com/eclipse/ so it really is an index of all Java classes of all Eclipse projects.
You all know how hard it is to find p2 repositories; they're so poorly documented. Oomph's Repository Explorer provides the ability to search the index that we generate daily of all p2 repositories hosted on download.eclipse.org:
You can use this to quickly find the best URL to use for your
target platform. Where are all your dependencies putting their
builds for contribution to
simrel 2018-09, where did they put their Photon releases, where
are their nightly/integration builds? You don't need to guess...
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