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Re: [pdt-dev] PDT and Faceted Project Framework

Hi Konstantin,

This project looks very interesting. I think many are waiting for such
a solution that will eliminate the need to provide "Add XXX
Nature/Support" action.
Thank you for the notification, we will look into this framework deeply!


2008/11/1 Konstantin Komissarchik <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> PDT Team,
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> Some of you may have noticed the project declaration e-mail for the Faceted
> Project Framework. I'd like to take a few moments to explicitly reach out to
> the PDT community in order to explore adoption possibilities.
>
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>
> So what is Faceted Project Framework? It is a technology that was developed
> in Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) project to make it easier for third
> parties building tools on top of WTP to extend WTP projects. For those
> familiar with project natures, facets can be thought of as natures that
> users can easily add and remove via provided UI. Prior to creation of this
> framework, third parties that extended WTP often created custom project
> wizards or "Enable function X" actions. The framework significantly reduced
> the amount of work that was necessary in order to extend WTP projects and
> improved user experience by providing common way for managing project
> extensions.
>
>
>
> So what does this have to do with PDT? Well, the goal for creating the
> independent Faceted Project Framework project is to encourage broader
> adoption by making it easier and more natural for other parties to consume
> this technology. Is there any interest on the part of the PDT team to
> investigate adopting this technology in order to make it easier for people
> to build on top of PDT? I am hoping that I can interest several projects to
> get involved early on in order to validate the generality of API and to make
> sure that use cases that have not come up in the context of WTP are
> addressed.
>
>
>
> You can get a pretty good overview of the framework by scanning through the
> referenced tutorial.
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> Project Proposal: http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/fproj/
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> Newsgroup: http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/thread.php?group=eclipse.fproj
>
> Tutorial:
> http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-BuildingProjectFacets/tutorial.html
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> Thanks for your time,
>
>
>
> - Konstantin
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Michael