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Re: [Subclipse-dev] unpack core plugin

From: Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_md.pp.ru>
Date: 2007-01-24 19:54:26 CET

  The point is that, they won't be embedded anymore.


Roy Paterson wrote:
> Even if they're OSGi bundles I think you would still need to unpack
> them if they have embedded jars.
> Eugene Kuleshov wrote:
>> In this case it is probably better to break subclipse.core plugin
>> into core and two client plugins (javahl and svnkit) and only unpack
>> the clients or better make them OSGi bundles, which would only take
>> to change manifest file in the jar.
>> regards,
>> Eugene
>> Roy Paterson wrote:
>>> :-) I have done that and it works fine - but it's irritating - all
>>> the other plugins I depend on work fine with the PDE in the normal
>>> way without having to build them from source.
>>> I agree that this is obviously a limitation in the PDE since it
>>> works in the runtime, but I think it's good practice at runtime to
>>> unpack the plugin jar as well. I think I remember hearing that
>>> there were performance issues with the Eclipse classloader loading
>>> code from jars-within-jars, and this was one of the main reasons
>>> (besides backwards compatibility) that they made the "unpack" option
>>> configurable.
>>> Regards,
>>> Roy

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Received on Wed Jan 24 19:54:48 2007

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