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CDO Source Installation (CVS, deprecated)


This tutorial describes how to install the CDO workspace using Buckminster. This deprecated version checks out the workspace projects from CVS. The new SVN version can be found here.

Prepare the IDE

Download and install Eclipse 3.6 from

Then open a fresh development workspace.

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Add the following plug-ins from the Helios p2 repository (

Install the following:

  • EMF 2.6 SDK
  • Buckminster 3.6 Core
  • Buckminster 3.6 CVS Support
  • Buckminster 3.6 PDE Support
  • GMF 1.4 SDK

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Hint: You may alternatively install from the buckminster update site (the helios update site did not work in my case). Add to your update sites and select the required bundles.

Now you have prepared your IDE with the required tools.

Create the Target Platform

For the target platfrom first create an empty project called "_target".

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Now create an empty target definition that Buckminster later can fill with the needed plug-ins (Windows->Preferences->Plugin Development->Target Platform)

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Insert the name for the target platform.

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Click 'Add'.

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Add the directory location ${workspace_loc}/_target.

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Activate the platform.

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Create the API Baseline

Now we need to create an API baseline. First, create a new workspace project called "_baseline"

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Now we must add the API baseline. Open the Preferences (Window->Preferences) and open the "API Baselines" page.

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Click "Add Baseline...". Give it the name CDO 3.0 GA Baseline and choose the path to your _baseline project as destination. Then the API baseline is created and set active for your workspace.

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Bootstrap the Releng Project

Now you need to bootstrap the releng project.

Committers use:

Right click the Package Explorer and choose Imort->Team Project Set. Select the downloaded _bootstrap.psf

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Note, if you want to work on CDO 3.0 switch the branch with Team|Switch to "R3_0_maintenance" branch (not tag!)

Materialize the Sources and the Target Platform

To materialize the sources right-click the local.mspec, select Buckminster|Import...

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While the following dialog is running go and fetch a coffee, or two, or three...

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Finally hit the 'Finish' button

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Updating the Workspace

You can update your development workspace with re-importing the local.mpec as described above. Then the whole workspace and the target platform are updated.

Note, that re-importing doesn't update your source from CVS repository.

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