Task #2083

Check how the PreferencesInitializer are managed in a non UI environment (to run TBX as standalone)

Added by Sebastien Jacquot over 2 years ago. Updated 26 days ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:03/26/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Development Spent time: -
Target version:TXM X.X

Description

Check how the PreferencesInitializer are managed in a non UI environment (to run TBX as standalone).

Validation tests

  • after the plug-ins split is done, export org.txm.core as deployable plug-in
  • add some Log outputs in plug-ins to display their preferences when the bundles are loaded
  • run the main .jar and check the output of each preference is what is expected
  • (at this moment the TBX can not save its preferences)

Feedback

NOTE 1: we can't use this code in the preference initializers of each plug-in:

    // auto populate the preference node qualifier from the current bundle id
    public static final String PREFERENCES_NODE = FrameworkUtil.getBundle(PartitionDimensionsPreferences.class).getSymbolicName();

to auto populate the preference node qualifier if running the toolbox as standalone without an RCP Application/Product because getBundle() returns null without Equinox/OSGI.
Need to discuss about the use of an RCP Application/Product for running the TBX as standalone. Actually I think it would be better than running a .jar because we could deploy light portals or light TBX for example. Other advantage is a portal could benefit from P2 updates system to automatically updates the TBX.

NOTE 2: not using dynamic bundle symbolic name doesn't resolve the issue, for example using:

public static final String PREFERENCES_NODE = "org.txm.statsengine.r.core";

leads to the error and no preferences are set:

Wed Jun 28 12:59:01 CEST 2017 - [main] Product-specified preferences called before plugin is started

History

#1 Updated by Sebastien Jacquot over 2 years ago

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#2 Updated by Sebastien Jacquot over 2 years ago

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#6 Updated by Sebastien Jacquot over 2 years ago

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#7 Updated by Sebastien Jacquot about 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from TXM 0.8.0a (split/restructuration) to TXM 0.8.1

#8 Updated by Matthieu Decorde 26 days ago

  • Target version changed from TXM 0.8.1 to TXM X.X

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