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Corona Demo M4

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The Corona demo illustrates basic event collaboration between multiple Eclipse Workbench instances. This demo will be continuously updated as new features and capabilities of Corona are introduced.

The demo includes both client (Eclipse Workbench) and server (Corona server-side Eclipse platform) distributions.

Corona Server

  1. Install the Corona server
    1. Download the distribution
    2. Unzip Corona Server into a directory. We will refer to this directory as <CoronaHome>
  2. Start the Corona Server
    1. Open a shell
    2. Navigate to installation directory of the Corona Server <CoronaHome>/corona_0.2.0_demo_server/eclipse
    3. run the command: <CoronaHome>/corona_0.2.0_demo_server/eclipse/corona

Corona (Workbench) Client

  1. Install Eclipse 3.2RC3 (or later)
  2. Install Corona client plugins
    1. Download Corona client distribution
      Note: distribution includes both Equinox event (org.eclipse.equinox.event) and ECF (org.eclipse.ecf.*) bundles
    2. Unzip Corona client to the Eclipse 3.2RC3 eclipse/plugin folder
    3. Update the Eclipse configuration file eclipse/configuration/config.ini
      1. Modify the settings for osgi.bundles
        1. Find osgi.bundles in the config.ini
        2. Append the following plugins names to the end of the osgi.bundles list so these plugins will be automatically started
          org.eclipse.ecf@3:start, org.eclipse.corona.ecf.client@4:start, org.eclipse.corona.collaboration.client@5:start
  3. Start Eclipse Workbench
  4. Configure Eclipse Workbench
    1. Modify Corona Preferences
      1. Open the Corona preferences page: Window | Preferences | Corona Collaboration
      2. Set the IP address & port of the Corona server,
        If you have both Corona Server and Eclipse Workbench with Corona Client on the same system the defaults of localhost, and port 47000 should be fine. If however, you have more than one Corona Client make sure the IP address is the IP address of the Corona Server.
  5. Open the Corona Collaboration View
    1. Window | Show Views | Other | Corona Collaboration Views
    2. Select Event List
    3. For more details see Corona Event List
The workgroup collaboration demo works best with 2 or more Eclipse Workbench clients

Create a Collabration Project

  1. Create Workbench project named "TestCollaboration""
    Note: Do not put any spaces in project name. The project name is used to identify the workgroup. Everyone in the workgroup must use use the same project name for the shared project.
  2. Add Collaboration Nature to project
    1. Right-Mouse-Click on the project, and select Corona Collaboration | Add Nature
      You should get a message that the Collaboration Nature was added and prompted for the IP address and port of the Corona Server to use.
  3. Update the Collaboration Project
    1. Create the source file
    2. Update the source file
  4. All local workbench project events should be shared with the workgroup.

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