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An auto-configuration plugin for Eclipse

Revision as of 07:52, 4 June 2007 by (Talk | contribs) (Deliverables)


This project aims to design an Eclipse plugin that allows the binaries required by other Eclipse plugins to be automatically located. The source code shall be released under the Eclipse Public License. This is one of the selected projects for Google's Summer of Code program in 2007. The original application can be found here.

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Meeting Time

We meet on Saturdays at 9:30am EDT/7:00pm IST in the #eclipse-soc channel on

Here are our meeting logs.


  • 6 Jne 2007 Implement a simple fs finder connected to org.eclipse.discovery via an OSGi service, and an exemplary consumer that uses this finder to discover JDKs.
  • 1 June 2007 Create a compilable plug-in in the cvs repository that takes a collection of possible URIs and returns any JDKs found in those locations.

Applications / Services that should be detected

  • JDK/JRE, GCC, Python, Perl, etc.
    • Blobs of documentation (javadoc, PoD, Doxygen), preferably linked to the resources they document
  • Apache Http server, Apache Tomcat, Jetty
  • bzip2,gzip,rar,arj,... (for deployment and browsing into archives)
    • An EFS provider that allows browsing into such archives like folders might be a nice side project
  • Cygwin (including auto-detect of cygwin mount points and path translation)
    • An EFS provider that shows the cygwin local filesystem might be a nice side project

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