Next Developer Problem - opening Eclipse Target file


#1

I was able to build the maven command:

mvn clean install -Dgenerate-target-platform=true

And I managed to find the file: portfolio-app/ide-target-platform/portfolio-ide.target

The next step is:

In the resulting editor, click on the “Set as Target Platform” link at the top right (this may also take a while)

When I just click on the portfolio-ide.target file I was getting the wrong editor (It just said that “/ide-target-platform/portfolio-ide.target” was not a resource or something? )
To get the correct “Target Editor” I needed to right click on the target file and use the “Open With>Other…” then select “Target Editor”.
Having done that, I was able to click on the “Set as Target Platform” link.

The file “portfolio-ide.target” looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <?pde version="3.8"?>

#2

PS, I am running eclipse photon 4.8 PDE build. And on top I have installed egit & etc from directions at:
github


#3

Dear Charles,

I think you’re using an inkompatibel version of Eclipse. PP require the Oxygen edition of Eclipse.

Br
Marco


#4

1 - Ok - Thank you.
2 - The dependency upon Eclipse Oxygen would be nice thing to add to the git page.


#5

Thanks for the feedback. Maybe in your installation the Target Editor is not activated by default. Right-clicking on the target file is the right way. (Maybe this enhancement of the documentation can be your first pull request :wink:)

In principle, one should be able to use Neon or Oxygen versions of Eclipse. Personally, I am using Oxygen, so I might not have noticed that is not not possible anymore.