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[jdt-dev] Recurring 'depedencies' questions (was Re: Writing Tests for JDT Text Tests)

Hi,

This question are really really frequent and the answers are far from being trivial to grok. I am sure we lose a good share of potential contributors at this exact moment when they need to resolve the "there are errors everywhere" issue.
I think we really need a solution for it, that doesn't involve looking for documentation or asking on the mailing-list.
IMO, the issue lays in PDE failing at being helpful to users in such cases: users see the missing dependencies, but there is no quick-fix that help users to remediate them. I suggest addition of a "Search from know update-sites and add to target-platform" quick-fix: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=550078

Cheers,

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:09 PM Gayan Perera <gayanper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm working on a code mining bug, i want a add a test case for the bug
i'm trying to fix first. When i try to open org.eclipse.jdt.text.tests
i get the following test plugin dependency errors
Missing:
org.eclipse.text.tests
org.eclipse.jface.text.tests
org.eclipse.core.filebuffers.tests
org.eclipse.jdt.ui.tests
org.eclipse.test.performance

I have only checked out the JDT UI repo and imported the project i
need (org.eclipse.jdt.ui). is there way to install this missing test
dependencies? How can i proceed ?

Best regards,
Gayan.
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