Plug-in Dependency Visualization
Understanding dependencies between plug-ins in Eclipse is a complex task. The current plug-in dependency analysis tools available in Eclipse are restricted to simple tree views with drill-down support. This project aims at adding visualization support to the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) in order to help provide cognitive support to developers as they analyze their plug-in dependencies. This view is being done as part of the Google Summer Of Code.
The dependency visualization aims to provide a set of views to assist with plug-in dependency analysis tasks. In particular, the views will provide cognitive support to people as they attempt to understand the dependencies between their plug-ins.
For a complete description of the view, please visit the project website.
1. Complete the PDE View and add 3 plug-in filters
- Filter by JRE Version
- Filter by Enabled / Disabled
- Filter by Regular Expression (on bundle name)
2. Add dependency path analysis (show why a plug-in is required by highlighting dependency paths).
3. Add improved navigation support
- Forward and back button support
- Add search support for the list of show plug-ins
4. Remove the dependency on GEF
Accessing the code
Look here for a complete description of how to access the code for the PDE Dependency View