I was about to do a tutorial on building templates with the PDE ( http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-eclipse-pde/index.html
) if anyone is interested. I stumbled at the first hurdle: add org.eclipse.pde.ui plugin as a dependency. It's simply not there!!
As it was there in a raw eclipse 3.0 IDE, I tried creating a new workspace in RSA 7.0, but without the Xpd toolkit. And, there it is. Then I noticed that RSA on its own has 2195 plug-ins, but with Xpd toolkit this is reduced to 1085. I would expect it to have more plugins.
I'm sure there is some rational explanation (sorry!), but I could not articulate it. Is it possible for someone to explain what the toolkit is doing by acting in this way? It probably explains why I could not find the Editor framework a few weeks ago.
In this case, I won't want my code template generator to be in an Expeditor client, but it is quite conceivable that one might want to have some form of generation of non-Java content from a template, in an end-user Xpd app. In which case, is there a way to reinstate plugins that the Xpd toolkit has removed?
[edited: I still can't work with the org.eclipse.pde.ui plu because the schemas are missing for the four extension-points. Yet in 'raw' eclipse 3.2, they are all present and correct. Is this 'corruption' to do with the Toolkit or RSA, or what?]