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On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:02:11 +0200
Serkan Kaba <email@example.com> wrote:
> Once I tried building RCP part of eclipse standalone but gave up
> because they were too highly coupled and I didn't manage to get a
> working dependency order. Since then upstream started providing build
> tools for Eclipse. I don't know if it allows building a stand-alone
> RCP or parts of it.
I also had a shot at building Eclipse plugins quite some time ago. I
was focusing on third party plugins rather than the core Eclipse
components but there is some overlap there. Ideally they should be
built using the Eclipse PDE but last time I tried, unbundling the JARs
was still a nightmare. I believe the tools Serkhan mentioned are
supposed to improve this situation but I've stopped using Eclipse since
then. For a while now, we are supposed to have been using the P2 system
for handling the plugins but due to a silly bug that's never been
fixed, Gentoo still isn't using it.