Build and Test Automation for plug-ins and features

Eclipse offers the possibility to build plug-ins automatically outside the Eclipse IDE, which is called "headless build". Eclipse itself is built headless and since Eclipse is an assembly of plug-ins, this feature is also available for any other plug-in. Although the set up of automatic building and testing requires only a couple of files, it can be tedious work to do nonetheless. This article shares the experiences and lessons learned while setting up automatic building and testing for an Open-Source Eclipse plug-in called RDT, Ruby Development Tools.

Categories: Plug-ins, Test and performance, Plug-in Development Environment (PDE), Building

[html] Build and Test Automation for plug-ins and features
May 2005
by Markus Barchfeld