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RE: [wtp-dev] should WST have references to JDT?


Users should be able to select Features that meet their needs without installing all of WTP. Personally, I would really like to see a set of Features aimed at XML developers. I agree we need to avoid forcing users to install more than they need. However, that is a different goal than completely removing any JDT dependency from ALL plug-ins.

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"Dave Carlson" <maillists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent by: wtp-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx

11/12/2004 10:47 AM

Please respond to

RE: [wtp-dev] should WST have references to JDT?

I believe it's important for WST to be installable on the base platform
distribution without JDT.  Fernando cites the example of PHP developers.
But a significant use case that I want to support is XML document authors,
XSD designers, and (in fewer cases) WSDL designers.  Plus the validation
framework for all these structured documents.  For these users, the
"cognitive clutter" of unnecessary perspectives, views, and menus should be
removed.  Java development is not part of their role.

I completely understand the short-term need of reusing convenience utilities
from the JDT, but I think it's a mistake to design in a long-term
dependency.  Of course, some plug-ins will specifically support java or j2ee
activities with WST, but those plug-ins should be packaged as an optional

 Dave Carlson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wtp-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:wtp-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of fernando@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 4:19 AM
> To: wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [wtp-dev] should WST have references to JDT?
> Hi Nic,
> > I do not see any problems with WST referencing JDT, if it needs its
> > functionality, since JDT is part of base platform.
> I don't think JDT is part of the base plataform. Should CDT
> for example
> developers require Java suppport? Wasn't the reason there's
> WST and JST
> supporting non-java web development and j2ee development
> without bloat?
> I guess most if not all people interested on WST today are
> j2ee developers.
> Maybe someone should invite PHP developers like ThruStudio
> and PHPeclipse to
> joind so the project actually delivers a foundation for
> generic web development.
> []s, Fernando Lozano
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