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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Eclipse PDE/Build

PDE/Build is a Apache Ant based build system for Eclipse RCP application and Eclipse plugins. This build system is also called "headless" build because it does not require a running Eclipse UI to create your product.

The PDE build system is part of the Eclipse plugin


This tutorial will use the Ant functionality inside Eclipse and does not require a separate Ant installation. To run PDE/Build outside Eclipse you need to have Ant separately installed (see Apache Ant for details.

This tutorial uses PDE build to create a executable application for an Eclipse RCP project.


Check also the PDE build help in the Eclipse help under Help -> Help Contents -> Plug-in Development Environment Guide -> Tasks


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