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Re: Using a workspace-based VM in Eclipse

From: Robert Lougher
Subject: Re: Using a workspace-based VM in Eclipse
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 23:40:09 +0000


On 22 Dec 2005 12:34:42 -0700, Tom Tromey <address@hidden> wrote:

> To do this, follow the wiki instructions to check out and build
> Classpath and Cacao (as always, this VM is chosen because all the
> needed build bits are in its cvs repository... hint to the other VM
> developers).

Hint taken.  The necessary files are now in JamVM's cvs repository. 
This is your patch with a couple of changes by Raif that adds the
.cvsignore files and adds an Autogen Builder to create, among other
things, the configure script.


> Once that is done, check out the fakejdk project from
> :pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/rhug, module 'fakejdk'.
> (This ought to auto-build, but if not, apply the usual Clean hack.)
> This just makes a little project consisting of symlinks -- it is a
> huge hack.
> Now, go to Window->Preferences->Java->Installed JREs and choose
> 'Add...' to add a new one.  I named mine "Cacao".  For the JRE home
> directory, choose $workspace/fakejdk.  Then turn off "Use default
> system libraries" and you can edit the Source attachment of the new
> JRE to point to the classpath directory in the workspace.
> Once this is done you can pick this JRE for launchers, or to build
> other projects against.  This is nice because it means these projects
> don't have to necessarily depend on Classpath -- there is a layer of
> indirection, so you can build and run them against the system VM if
> you prefer to do that, without modifying the shared build setup.
> Tom

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