|[platform-ui-dev] Hiding functionality using platform-defined actions?
We’re building an application on top of the Eclipse platform, but
would like to hide some of the platform functionality based on the user (role).
It is not necessary to enforce these restrictions; we simply don’t want
some users to get confused by being presented with too many options.
I’ve been experimenting with using ‘activities’ for handling
this task and it generally seems to work very well. However, I’m looking
for a reliable way of for example hiding ‘debugging’ and ‘team’
functionality from ‘end-users’.
I suppose I could define all the activities that make up the platform
myself, but it seems more reliable if either the platform (the branding plugin)
or each contributing plugin would contribute these basic activities, as each
activity may span several plugins and ids. Does it seem reasonable that the
platform would contribute a set of basic activities (for example ‘debug’,
‘ant’, ‘update’ etc.) in order to simplify hiding some
of the platform functionality?
Also, it would be useful if the platform would support grouping of activities.
I think something like org.eclipse.ui.roles would be useful, but it seems to be
missing from the latest builds. Are there any plans for adding it back in?
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