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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Subclipse API

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:15:46 -0400

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Martin Hare Robertson
<mchr3k_at_googlemail.com> wrote:

> I have written an API into Subclipse functionality that I would like to have
> considered for inclusion into Subclipse.
>
> I have been working on some SVN integration for the FindBugs and EclEmma
> eclipse plugins. In particular, I have been writing code to filter
> IJavaElement objects based on whether they are "dirty" according to SVN. To
> allow me to do this I have written an svnutils eclipse plugin that wraps up
> some helper code which I have written. This helper code provides an
> interface which given an IJavaElement returns whether it is dirty or not.
>
> If you agree that this could be useful to other developers can you take a
> look at the attached zip file which includes all the code for my svnutils
> plugin. I am aware that my code as it stands is not particularly clean but I
> hope it is clear enough as a starting point.
>
> Let me know if you have any questions or feedback.

Is there any reason to not just create a Google Code project or
something like that to host it? Even one on tigris. If you need this
plugin in FindBugs etc. why wouldn't you just host and/or bundle the
plugin along with those?

My main concern is that whenever we add an optional plugin there is a
cost to pay. Users never seem to understand that optional plugins are
"optional". As soon as I put this up, we will have users of the PHP
or C++ Eclipse packages posting messages that they cannot install
Subclipse because it requires JDT and they do not have it.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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