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Re: [libra-dev] A home for Bundlor

There was a discussion (sometime around the summer) about
adding/migrating Virgo runtime framework support to Libra similar to
the ones for equinox, felix etc.  Some of the requirements that are
described here would be met with that (i.e. bundles targeted to virgo)

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM, Miles Parker <miles.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2012, at 1:43 AM, Glyn Normington wrote:
> On 20 Jan 2012, at 02:10, Miles Parker wrote:
> the larger Spring donation which has also spawned Libra etc..
> For the record, let's be clear that SAP donated Libra and then factored some
> of the SpringSource donated Virgo IDE into Libra.
> Thanks Glyn, my mistake. I'm still not familiar with all of the history
> here.
> Do you agree that a Proof-of-Concept showing how Bundlor can be integrated
> with PDE is a good first step? If we see that this is possible (and also how
> it is possible), will open the door for many improvements
> likehttps://bugs.eclipse.org/329198Âyou have mentioned.
> Yes to the first question. I'm not sure it's related to the second bug.
> In the first case we're asking "would Bundlor be useful to general PDE
> projects, and if so would that usefulness outweigh potential loss of
> transparency, maintenance costs and so on". As POC would be like, "support
> creating of generic PDE projects that make use of the bundlor mechanism". I
> think that PDE is best qualified to give an answer to that one. Is there
> anyone from PDE who has thoughts to share on that?
> In the second we're really asking "given a PDE project, can we make it more
> easy to build, execute and run with Virgo and other [non-Eclipse SDK]
> ÂRuntime environments by leveraging PDE tools?" I think the Libra and Virgo
> teams will have to answer that one. Note by the way that it is perfectly
> easy at this point to actually deploy PDE built bundles, you just have to do
> the extra steps of exporting or building the plugins manually and then
> copying them off to Virgo runtime. So I think this part is largely a matter
> of some automation. But there are much more complex scenarios, where for
> example we might want to use the Run Configuration stuff as the primary
> gateway into launching and testing for self-hosted Virgo and Libra targets,
> rather or in addition to the current approach of manually creating local
> server(s) instances for that.
> -Miles
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