Friday, February 13, 2009

Quick Tip : Eclipse-BundleShape header - Package plugins as directory

Eclipse MANIFEST.MF with a '.' for the Bundle-classpath packages the plugin as a jar file when the plugin is exported. But there are many cases where the plugin needs to be directory to read the files inside the plugin.

From 3.5 , eclipse supports a new header in the MANIFEST.MF called Eclipse-BundleShape. The header allows two types 'dir' and 'jar'.

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