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Getting Started


Currently Libra supports only Eclipse Indigo. As a prerequisite you need to install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. After that install Libra from the update site

The site contains:

  • OSGi Facet Feature
  • WAR Products Core Feature


  • WAR Products Core Feature provides WAR deployment for Equinox based applications
  • OSGi Facet Feature introduces:
    1. A new facet "OSGi Bundle" for Dynamic Web, JPA and Utility projects.
    2. Wizard for converting WTP standard projects to OSGi Enterprise bundle projects:
      • Dynamic Web projects to Web Application Bundle projects
      • JPA projects to Persistent Bundle projects
      • Utility projects and simple Java projects to OSGi Bundle projects
Both options modify project's MANIFEST.MF in order to become a valid OSGi bundle.

The facet may be enabled during project creation or after that from Properties page of the project. The wizard is available from project's context menu Configure > Convert to OSGi Bundle Projects...

Note that you may need to adjust your target platform accordingly.

Obtaining Sources

Sources are available in Git repository http://git.eclipse.org/c/libra/org.eclipse.libra.git/
In order to sync them locally, you may use EGit


Libra build run on build.eclipse.org via Hudson using:

Hudson: Libra@hudson.eclipse.org

Maven Build Sequence

Complete build sequence for a clean build (assuming $M2_HOME/bin is on the path and local Maven repository at ~/.m2/repository):

[~/org.eclipse.libra/development/org.eclipse.libra.releng] $ mvn clean install

How to reproduce a build to a certain change list

Fetch to the specific change and build with Maven as specified above.

How to propose and how to commit a patch

The process looks like this. More details follow below.

How to propose a patch

  1. Open a bug
  2. Create a patch
  3. Attach the patch to the bug

How to commit a patch

  1. Apply the proposed patch
  2. Test the patch
  3. Commit the patch
  4. Setup push configuration with the following push URL:
  5. Push the patch

Get in touch

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