I want to write a custom plugin that calls another plugin(jboss). 1) I wonder if it was possible for one plugin to call another plugin? 2) if not then i would have to have the jboss code also in the same custom plugin that i write?
Im using Eclipse 3.1.2(customised). Any answers and any pointers on how to go about it would be really helpful and appreciated.
I may be wrong, but the mental image I have of an Eclipse plugin doesn't resemble a "program" so much as it does a combined set of OLE-style Interfaces working in concert.
If you implement a certain interface in your plugin and it should interact with its counterpart in someone else's plugin (or for that matter with any interfaces in anyone's plugins), you have to handle the process yourself. This actually happens quite a bit, in my experience. It's like OOP, except that since there's no inheretance structure, you have to force the effect.
It would also probably be a good thing to study up on the OSGI spec, since that's the basis for modern-day Eclipse plugin architecture.
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Thanks Tim, Im also going thorugh the same plus a book 'Eclipse- Developing comercial quality plugins'. But i still dont have a concrete answer to my query. Any other thought on the topic by anyone else is most welcome.