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[dsdp-tm-dev] Request for API change: systemType icon properties

Dear committers,

I would like to request an API change in the systemTypes 
extension point:

In RSE 7 and before, the icon of a systemType was specified
as a String property. For openRSE, this has been changed to
put the icon references into a <property> markup.

The disadvantages of this are, that
 * It is not obvious that icons are required by the code
 * PDE cannot be used to browse for the icon resource
   in the extension point schema editor
 * PDE cannot display the icon in the plugin.xml editor
 * The extension point looks more complex than necessary
 * There is unnecessary extra migration effort from RSE7

I would therefore like to revert to the original structure,
and pass "icon" and "iconLive" in as attributes. I would
like to keep the <property> markup there, in order to 
support custom extensions later on.

If you want, the code could also make a fallback to reading
the icon from <property> if it is not available in the "icon"
attribute; but I don't think this is necessary since there is
no released version of this right now.

Any comments on the request?
Can we please vote on this request?

Martin Oberhuber
Wind River Systems, Inc.
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member 

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