Lightning: Automating An Eclipse RCP Build

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 20, 2011 2:08 PM EDT
Dr. Dobb's; By Micah Hainline
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Since its release, the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) has suffered from a lack of support for automated builds with tests. The IDE provides tools for building and packaging RCP applications, but they are very different from the PDE/Build tools that perform these tasks in an automated fashion. Also, until recently, testing support for JUnit 4 was not present in the Eclipse TestFramework. While the situation has markedly improved in Eclipse 3.6, setting up an automated build with tests remains a time-consuming and difficult task.

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