Friday, May 30, 2008

PDE Goodies: Fix configuration problems

Ever thought you had some plugin installed, but couldn't find it working in Eclipse? - Here is a really nice solution that I found today:

  • Window > Show View > PDE Runtime > Plug-in Registry
  • Filter to show the Plug-in(s) in question
  • Right-click > Show Advanced Operations
  • Choose "Diagnose"
In my case, the dialog that this produced showed me that "Bundle-RequiredExecutionEnvironment: J2SE-1.6" had not been met by my configuration. That would have taken me ages to find out!

I'm not sure since when this functionality is available (I was running 3.4RC2), but a big THANKS goes to the PDE team for this (and I assume that Chris Recoskie will be especially happy about this).

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