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Re: [ide-dev] Fixing the Target platform editor


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lars Vogel" <lars.vogel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Discussions about the IDE" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 7:42:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Fixing the Target platform editor
> 
> Patches to improve PDE target editor are very welcome. If Vikas or I
> missed some existing patches, please us know via the PDE mailing list.
> 
> AFAIK PDE has not yet received a contribution for the target editor in
> the new generic editor. So far Sopot contributed a template to
> generate it  which is already available (great). But we did not yet
> receive the editor support. Not sure if that is planned, I have not
> seen a related bug.

Bug is https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=507947 . Idea is to get a basic usable editor first and iterate over it after that with additional features.

> 
> I think it would be great if more people could contribute to PDE.
> Gunnars patch for PDE was rebased today and I plan to review it this
> week. Also I'm working closely with our PDE contributor Martin
> Karpisek and hope that he will become PDE committer soon.
> 
> Best regards, Lars
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:19 PM, Bruno Medeiros
> <bruno.do.medeiros@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 22 November 2016 at 14:44, Gunnar Wagenknecht <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On 22 Nov 2016, at 14:43, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> In an ideal world, such improvements would have directly happened in PDE
> >> and the .target format and editor...
> >>
> >>
> >> Keep in mind that it's not just PDE but PDE plus Tycho plus potentially
> >> p2. Thus, three different projects would need to be touched (depending on
> >> the feature/limitation you want to remove). Three different legacy code
> >> based. Three different project teams to communicate with.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > That's a good point, it would be great to address PDE <-> Tycho integration
> > because it can be a big pain point at the moment, as Mickael also knows
> > well.
> >
> > Namely, that POM-first dependencies don't work in PDE/.target at all,
> > meaning that builds that use POM-first dependencies have to go through all
> > sorts of hoops to provide a .target to be used in the IDE environment.
> > (Usually involving some manual work to create such .target, bundle POM libs
> > into OSGI bundle, etc...)
> >
> > --
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> >
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