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Corona 1.0.0M4 Demo

The demo of Corona 1.0.0M4 is now available. This demo was shown at EclipseWorld 2006 and illustrates the enablement of Eclipse Workbenches participating in a Workgroup. The demo highlights technologies from the Corona and ECF projects.

The demo will start 3 instances of Eclipse. The 1st instance is a non-UI Eclipse environment that is the Corona server. This is a server-side Eclipse environment used to host OSGi bundles and non-UI Eclipse plugins. The 2nd and 3rd instances are Eclipse Workbenches that will participate with each other in a Workgroup.

Instructions for downloading, setting up, and running the demo are available on the Corona’s wiki.

Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Please post any feedback or comments to Cornoa’s wiki, newsgroup, or development mailing list.


  • The Corona demo assume you have Java 5 (JDK 1.5) already installed.


  1. Download Corona 1.0.0M4 Demo
    2. Unzip Coron 1.0.0M4 demo onto your workstation. The location used will be referenced as demo root for these instructions.
      1. Note the destination folder must not have a space within its name due to a bug in the setup batch procedure.
      2. The download is a self-contained zip file that contains the Corona 1.0.0M4 plugins as well as the following Eclipse technologies. These Eclipse projects do not need to be downloaded seperately.
        1. ECF v0.9.1
        2. Equinox Log Service
        3. Equinox Event Service
        4. Equinox DS Service
        5. Eclipse EMF
        6. Eclipse XSD
        7. Eclipse GEF
      3. Download Eclipse SDK v3.2
        1. Place this zip file in <demo root>/download
  2. Start a DOS command prompt
    1. Change directories to demo root
  3. Setup the demo environment
    1. Setup the Corona server
      1. Enter the command corona setup server
    2. Setup the Eclipse Workbench for User_A
      1. Enter the command corona setup workbench User_A
    3. Setup the Eclipse Workbench for User_B
      1. Enter the command corona setup workbench User_B


  1. Run the demo
    1. Start the Corona server
      1. Enter the command corona start server
      2. A DOS command window will be start for the Corona server. This DOS window provides the OSGi command interface.
    2. Start the Eclipse Workbench for User_A
      1. Enter the command corona start workbench User_A
        1. An Eclipse Workbench will be start. It will be configured with its own workspace as well as define the user name of "User_A"
      2. Show the view Corona/Project Container Explorer
        1. Open the Window menu
        2. Select Show Views
        3. Select Other...
        4. Expand the category Corona
        5. Select the view Project Container Explorer
    3. Start the Eclipse Workbench for User_B
      1. Repeat the steps above, replacing "User_A" with "User_B"
    4. Interact with Workgroup collaboration features
      1. Import Workbench projects into workspace
        1. From the Project Container Explorer view...
          1. Right click Open Project Container CoronaDemo
          2. Expand the Project Container CoronaDemo
          3. Right mouse click on the Eclipse workbench project org.eclipse.corona
          4. Select import
          5. When prompted “Do you want to import resources to workspace?” click yes
          6. When prompted for CVS username/password, enter anonymous
      2. Generate collaboration events
        1. Create/Update/Delete Workbench project resources
      3. Chat with users within the Workgroup
      4. Participate in a shared editor session
        1. Both sides right-click the same file. From the pop-up menu select Team -> Initiate Shared Editor


  1. Close the demo
    1. Close the Eclispe Workbench for User_A
    2. Close the Eclipse Workbench for User_B
    3. Close the Corona server
      1. Got the DOS window for the Corona server
      2. Enter the command close

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