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* Investigate support for building native code as part of pde.build. See patches in https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=71637 Also, see Ben's proposed solution (which may need some updating) http://www.bagu.org/eclipse/plugin-source-drops.html Right now in Fedora, we carry a http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/rpms/eclipse/devel/eclipse-build.patch to build liblocalfile and libupdate in the main SDK build.xml.
 
* Investigate support for building native code as part of pde.build. See patches in https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=71637 Also, see Ben's proposed solution (which may need some updating) http://www.bagu.org/eclipse/plugin-source-drops.html Right now in Fedora, we carry a http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/rpms/eclipse/devel/eclipse-build.patch to build liblocalfile and libupdate in the main SDK build.xml.
 
* Investigate building of swttools.jar during SDK build: http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/devel/eclipse/eclipse-swttools.patch?view
 
  
 
* investigate building of launcher.  Why unzip launchersrc.zip?  This makes us have to unzip, patch, and re-zip.
 
* investigate building of launcher.  Why unzip launchersrc.zip?  This makes us have to unzip, patch, and re-zip.

Revision as of 20:31, 9 February 2009

Eclipse Help Wanted

Mentor

Ben Konrath - <bkonrath@redhat.com> - scsibear on irc.freenode.net

Overview

As you can see, there is a lot of work to do on the Eclipse packages for Fedora. I listed my name beside the tasks that I'm planning to tackle in the near future. If you would like to help with anything listed here, feel free to contact me and/or list your name beside the task that you are interested in working on. If there is a name already listed on a task you want to help with, you should contact that person to see if there is anything you can help with - some tasks could use more than one person.

Packaging Oriented Tasks

  • investigate building of launcher. Why unzip launchersrc.zip? This makes us have to unzip, patch, and re-zip.
  • The HTML of the javadocs in org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv_3.2.1.r321_v2006030.jar are generated differently on different architectures therefore multililb conflicts are present if this plugin is included in /usr/share/eclipse/. As a workaround, we are including this plugin in /usr/lib{,64}/eclipse/plugins. This problem needs to be investigated and fixed so that this plugin can move back to /usr/share/eclipse/plugins/.
  • WEB-INF/web.xml in org.eclipse.help.webapp_3.2.1.R321_v20060803 is generated differently on different architectures therefore multililb conflicts are present if this plugin is included in /usr/share/eclipse. As a workaround, we are including this plugin in /usr/lib{,64}/eclipse/plugins. This problem needs to be investigated and fixed so that this plugin can move back to /usr/share/eclipse/plugins/.
  • It would be nice if the launcher source zip could be removed from org.eclipse.platform.source_3.2.1 or the patch could be made in such a way that it would not produce arch-dependent source code. This might not be possible but it should be investigated.

Development Oriented Tasks

  • As part of the making the Eclipse packages multilib compatible, we had to move the platform dependent files from /usr/share/eclipse/ to /usr/lib{,64}/eclipse. This caused two problems: (1) The Product Configuration manager thinks that these 4 fragments are missing and (2) it's possible for a user to disable the extension location and therefore disable all those fragments. The next time the user starts Eclipse, it doesn't work because it can't find the SWT fragment. The user must delete their configuration (i.e. 'rm -rf ~/.eclipse') to get Eclipse to start again. To fix this problem, the update manager code needs to become OSGi aware. See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=162798 for more information.
  • Write an app that can re-write the timestamps of jar/zip files so that they have the same md5sum accross builds. This needs to support jars/zips within jars/zips.