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How to become an Eclipse committer in 20 minutes and fork the IDE


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Describes how to build the Eclipse IDE

Describes how to build the Eclipse IDE

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  • 1. How to become an Eclipsecommitter in 20 minutes andto fork the Eclipse IDE
  • 2. Lars VogelEclipse committerEclipse and Android developerCompany founderJava reaches 1.5million readers per month
  • 3. t er t m mi co a E om e ID ec e b ps s li l et Ec t t he rs kFi f or n T he
  • 4. Tradionally the Eclipse programmingmodel made it easy to addsomething ontop of Eclipse.
  • 5. But what about changing the Eclipse IDE or framework?
  • 6. New developers It is Open Source, how hard can it be?
  • 7. This isreally hard.
  • 8. I use IntelliJbecause Eclipse sucks
  • 9. I hopesomeone fixes this bugbecause it is reallybad.... for me
  • 10. A new ageGitTychoCBIGerrit
  • 11. Eclipse source
  • 12. Search box
  • 13. Git clonegit clone git://
  • 14. You fix and you commit (locally)
  • 15. Now you are acommitter
  • 16. All right, I go and help Debian in this case.. But, your patch orGerrit request never gets reviewed...
  • 17. I use IntelliJbecause Eclipse sucks
  • 18. Or you can...
  • 19. Fork you!Yeah!
  • 20. Eclipse Tycho
  • 21. Repository Plug-ins
  • 22. Modules to build
  • 23. Component pom.xml
  • 24. Targetmvn -clean install
  • 25. Lets start small I build the e4 tools
  • 26. Reality# Clone the releng repogit clonegit:// Install the CBI build configurationmvn -f org.eclipse.e4.releng/cbi/eclipse-parent/pom.xmlclean installgit clonegit:// -clean install
  • 27. Simplification in its makingBug 386114 - Avoid duplication of id and version in pom.xmland MANIFESTBug 403237 - cannot be build with "mvn cleaninstall"Bug 361722 - [patch] Unable to install root level features intoproduct install
  • 28. Build your own Eclipse IDE All the cool kids are forking Eclipse these days
  • 29. Build Eclipse IDE# clonegit clone -b master --recurse-submodules git:// fetch origingit merge origin/mastergit pull --recurse-submodulesgit submodule update# fix to pom.xml versionscd eclipse.platform.releng.aggregator/mvn -Dtycho.mode=maven -Dmaven.repo.local=${WORKSPACE}/.repositoryorg.eclipse.tycho:tycho-versions-plugin:update-pom# buildmvn clean install -Pno-bree-libs -Dmaven.test.skip=true
  • 30. Your own Eclipse IDE build
  • 31. Apply modification Clone the corresponding repo Create new repo at GithubPush your changes to Github andmerge them everytime before the build
  • 32. vogella Eclipse IDE buildDistribution: repo
  • 33. Demo provided by l33t labs (
  • 34. Follow our CBI Build on Twitter
  • 35. Where to go from here Eclipse IDE CBI Build Git tutorial EGit tutorial EclipseTycho tutorial
  • 36. For fhe love of Pete!I fix this bug!
  • 37. Thank youFor further questions:Lars.Vogel@gmail.comhttp://www.vogella.comTwitter