Background: Eclipse Plugins, Features and Extension Points

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Background Eclipse Plugins

Background knowledge on Eclipse's plugin mechanisms is also required

  • A feature bundles a number of plugins
  • It is easiest to create using the Eclipse wizard
  • Extensions are equivalent to provided interfaces
  • Extension points are equivalent to required interfaces
    • Note that there may be 0..n available implementations of the extension point (i.e., extensions) at runtime and handle that case