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Debugging the Eclipse Platform

 
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Hi, I`m wondering if anyone have experience debugging the eclipse platform? By this I mean starting up an eclipse instance from a project inside another eclipse workspace. Is this possible?
I want to be able to debug and possibly fix some bugs (in plugins) that I encounter while I develop. I`ve got little experience in open source contribution, but I can`t see how I could contribute effectively if I can`t debug the whole plattform......?

Anyone have something to share on this?
[ October 26, 2007: Message edited by: Haakon Lind ]
 
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Hi,

I suggest that you first have a look at the source code of eclipse.

See here how you can access easily the source:

http://www.vogella.de/articles/EclipseCodeAccess/article.html

Best regards, Lars
 
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That's certainly possible, Eclipse has a set of tools to develop plug-ins for Eclipse itself or for Eclipse RCP (Rich Client Platform) applications. Have a look at this Eclipse RCP tutorial, for example.
 
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I guess I should just get the source as suggested and try it out and see if I get some problems, rather than taking them in advance.
 
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Why didn`t I think of this, the Eclipse SVN repository : http://wiki.eclipse.org/SVN_Howto
 
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