The PDE provides an Export wizard that allows you to export a Client Services plug-in project to a local runtime for deployment.
Select File > Export > Deployable Plug-ins and fragments
. This wizard will allow you to select multiple projects for deployment. You will also be able to select different output formats:
- A single ZIP file containing all plug-ins
- Individual JARs for each plug-in for use on an update site
- A directory structure
When using the directory structure option, you should refer to an eclipse directory, such as <installation_root>/rcp/eclipse
. The export process will automatically put your plug-in into the plug-ins directory.
- While your plug-in may build successfully in the workspace, the Export mechanism runs a separate compilation of your plug-in. If you have added entries to the Java build path for your plug-in, you should also make sure that the build.properties file in your plug-in project contains any required extra JAR files in the jars.extra.classpath property. The build.properties file can be updated either through the Build Properties Editor or the Bundle Manifest Editor.
- If you will be debugging these plug-ins from another IDE, then you should make sure that you check the Include source code option in the Export Wizard, and that the Compile source with debug information option is selected in the Build Options available in the Export Wizard.
Parent topic: Deploying projects for local testing: XPD621