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Re: [cdt-dev] help getting started with CDT development

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Nathan Ridge <zeratul976@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I am getting started with CDT development for the first time,
so please bear with me.

I am having trouble exporting a plugin with changes that I've
made to an eclipse installation.

Here's what I did, mostly just following the instructions at

Â- Installed Eclipse SDK, EGit, and PDE
Â- Went into Git perspective, cloned the master branch of the CDT repo
Â- Made a small change to code in org.eclipse.cdt.ui
Â- Went into PDF perspective, right-clicked on org.eclipse.cdt.ui project, did Run As -> Eclipse Application
 Â- This works fine, and my change has taken effect
Â- Did File -> Export -> Plug-in Development -> Deployable plug-ins or fragments

It's easier to useÂFile -> Export -> Plug-in Development ->ÂDeployableÂfeatures. In the Export dialog I recommend selecting Archive file.

 Â- Selected org.eclipse.cdt.ui
 Â- Chose an existing eclipse installation as the target directory
 Â- I can see a new file org.eclipse.cdt.ui_5.4.0.201205232302.jar appeared
  Âin the plugins subdirectory of the target eclipse installation. Its timestamp
  Âis newer than the previous org.eclipse.cdt.ui jar file.
 Â- But when I run the target eclipse installation, my changes do not take effect,
  Âsuggesting the old plugin is loaded instead of the new one.
   - If I remove the old plugin, eclipse starts but the windows are full of errors
    like "Could not create the view: org.eclipse.cdt.ui.typeHierarchy", suggesting
    that it tried to load the new plugin but failed.

I extracted the old and new plugin jars, and compared their contents, and found that the
following files, present in the old jar, are missing from the new:


Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong, or how I can debug this further?



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