I am not really sure if this is correct
group, but I'll try.
Running an Ant task which uses Eclipse
API is dangerous, because it can activate UI plugins *indirectly*, because
UI plug-ins contribute f.e. error handling mechanism to core plug-ins.
Even if ui plug-in starts with exception, extensions still are picked up
and can cause a lot more errors.
I have seen in the bugzilla new ant
target "org.eclipse.ant.ui.antRunner" which provides workbench
- I do not believe that launching UI is a solution for headless problems
- it cannot be called headless anymore.
Couldn't we just assure that no ui plug-in
is loaded in headless mode? Or create system solution for this problem
(additional property of a plug-in, which indicates if it can be used in
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