As per the thread on ajdt-dev we're
beginning the restructure of AJDT. Part of that is to cleanly split the
packaging of artefacts produced by the aspectj build, from the sources
that comprise AJDT itself. One key change is that the packaging of aspectj
artefacts is now done by the aspectj build itself.
There is a new module: org.aspectj/modules/eclipse.plugins.
This contains the simple plugin.xml files needed to package up the aspectj
libraries for consumption by Eclipse. The AspectJ build itself is now responsible
for producing three plugins, which can be used in Eclipse as-is, and will
also be consumed by AJDT:
org.aspectj,ajde - this plugin
contains the aspectjrt and aspectjtools jars.
org.aspectj.ajde.doc - this plugin
contains all of the aspectj doc (we split the doc that was all in AJDT
into this aspectj plugin that has the aj docs, and a separate one provided
by the AJDT project that adds the AJDT user guide). (So the doc will always
be up to date with the latest changes).
org.aspectj.ajde.source - this
plugin contains the source zips that eclipse needs to look inside (and
debug) the library jars provided by org.aspectj.ajde. (Will make life much
easier for stepping through AJDT source and into ajde libraries.
The built plugins are all placed in:
aj-build/dist/ide/eclipse in both expanded and zipped forms. For
DEVELOPMENT builds, the plugin version numbers will be 9.9.9, for a release
build, the plugins will have the same version number as the AspectJ release.
From a cruise control perspective, AJDT
will pick up the plugins produced by the AspectJ build and use them to
create the AJDT feature. We won't ship the source by default, instead we'll
create two features for the update site - a binary feature as we have today
and an optional source feature that those who want the source can download
and install. The source feature will contain both the AspectJ and AJDT