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Re: [equinox-dev] Equinox Aspect Incubator

Hi Arjun,

I'm interested in working on the aspect incubator.  Unfortunately the aspect
incubator web page does not have much information in terms of recent work.
Can anybody inform me about the state of the project or what the best place
to start is?  Any help is appreciated.

Sorry for the delay in putting up information on the website. The work of the Aspects incubator currently tries to integrate load-time aspect weaving into the Eclipse runtime. Therefore we unify two slightly different approaches (AJEER and AOSGi) to find out the best way to integrate this kind of on-demand aspect weaving into Eclipse.


Having load-time weaving at the runtime level allows you to deploy aspects implemented using AspectJ and AJDT via the plugin/bundle mechanism of the runtime. Those aspects are woven into the system at class-loading time. That means that you do not need to know those plugins/bundles at compile time to weave the aspects into.

For your use-case of aspects it would allow you to put aspects into different plugins/bundles than the affected classes.

The code base is not yet committed into the CVS. We are currently working on a version that works with the latest milestone of Eclipse 3.2. For a first look you might want to take a look at the latest AJEER build for Eclipse 3.1 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ajeer).

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
-Martin