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RE: [pde-build-dev] PDE source-plugin build
- From: "Weir, Michael" <Michael.Weir@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 10:12:42 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [pde-build-dev] PDE source-plugin build
Thanks for your help. It turned out that you can't have an empty
<requires> in a feature.xml.
Although the code in
InternalFeatureParser sends along message
parsing feature stream. State: "require" must include at least an "import"
all I get in the Ant output
[eclipse.buildScript] Could not
When the exception is caught in
BuildTimeFeatureFactory.createFeature(), the Message.error_creatingFeature is
written to the log but the rest of the info is not.
The displayed message 'Could not create feature:
file:/...' is a bit misleading as it's a problem creating an internal feature
model object, but the problem is really in parsing the file. A much
clearer message is prepared after the exception is thrown further up the stack,
but that message doesn't seem to get written
PDE Build does not have any debug logging during script
Debugging PDE itself might
be simpler than adding logging.
1) Run the eclipse that
2) open the
3) in the
Plug-ins view, find pde.build and right-click -> add to java search
4) Ctrl+shift+T to open
5) set a
breakpoint on generate();
6) Make a new
debug configuration to run the org.eclipse.ant.core.antRunner application
7) Set your program arguments as appropriate
To make changes to the
code (ie add logging), instead of 2 & 3, do:
a) Make sure you have a 1.4.2 JRE installed: Window ->
Preferences -> Java -> Installed JREs
b) open the CVS perspective, add anonymous
dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/eclipse as a repository and check out
c) In the
package-explorer, right click on Meta-Inf/manifest.mf -> PDE Tools ->
Create Ant Build File
d) on the
resulting build.xml, right click -> Run As -> ant Build (This builds the
lib/pdebuild-ant.jar, you only need to do this once).
Continue at 4) to debug
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02/27/2007 09:49 AM
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|[pde-build-dev] PDE source-plugin
I'm trying to generate source plugins.
I've tried to follow the instructions in "Advanced PDE build
topics/Generating Source Features and Plug-ins", but am getting nowhere.
When I include my "xxx.sdk" feature in my build, it fails during the
generate step for the xxx.sdk, saying that it 'couldn't create feature file:
yyy' where yyy is previously built and is in the output directory. It
fails after having created the xxx.source feature and plugin, but before writing
the build.xml files for either the sdk or source features and plugins.
Before begging for help, I'd like to
know what debugging facilities are available. Is it possible to get the
PDE build to tell you what it's doing? I'm finding the output quite terse,
and the error messages not very useful since they usually tell you what went
wrong but not what the build was doing or what it expected, etc.
I know you can use -debug and an
.options file, but I haven't seen a description of what can be put into the
How hard would it be to build the PDE
plugins on my machine and add my own debug logging?
Thanks for any help.
Michael Weir · Cognos Incorporated ·
3755 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON Canada K1G 4K9 · (613) 738-1338 Ext.
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