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HOWTO: Shared Code Plugin

Revision as of 15:18, 7 July 2006 by (Talk | contribs) (Step 4)

Installation and Running of the SCP

This is a description of how to install and run the Shared Code plug'in. It should guide you to having a working SCP demo in minutes.


Step 0


  • Eclipse 3.1 or higher
  • ECF 0.8 or higher

After installing Eclipse and ECF, verify that they are all available in your Eclipse environment.

Step 1

Starting ECF Local Server.

  1. Start a shell.
  2. CD to the Eclipse features directory.
  3. CD to org.eclipse.ecf.serverfeature_X.X.X\bin directory (X.X.X is the ecf version number).
  4. Run for OS X/Linux
  5. The default settings are fine for now.


Step 2

  1. For this demo, it's necessary to use two or more Eclipse instances. I will use only two Eclipse instance(Itacare and Trancoso).
  2. Make sure to use different workspaces, because this demo is on the same machine.
  • Click on the Run->Run, change the launcher name to "Itacare"


  • Click on the Run->Run, change the launcher name to "Trancoso"


  • Adjust workspace data as necessary. You need to setup different "Location" to each Eclipse instance, and each instance needs to point to the same ECF server.

Step 3

Connect SCP to ECF Local Server

  • In the Itacare launched workbench, click on the IconeTransp.gif in toolbar


  • In the Trancoso launched workbench, click on the IconeTransp.gif in toolbar
  • After this actions, you are able to search for remote source code.

Step 4

Searching for Java files on Itacare

  1. Click on Eclipse search EclipseSearch.png in the Trancoso instance
  2. Type yours criterias


  1. SCP will search for Java files in the Itacare instance.


  1. If it matches on the search term, it sends the match to Trancoso instance and shows the result in the Share Code view.


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