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From Greg Brown <gbr...@vmware.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Add source JARs to binary distribution?
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:28:33 GMT
OK, I just added the 1.2 RC3 source zip to Eclipse and it finds the  
source info fine. So that's probably all we need to do.

On Jun 5, 2009, at 1:03 PM, Greg Brown wrote:

> That's probably true for stepping through the code - I hadn't  
> thought of that. OTOH, it still might be valuable for auto-complete  
> - without the source, Eclipse doesn't know what variable names to  
> use when you create a new class or method - they all come out as  
> "arg0", "arg1", etc. It's very convenient not to have to look at the  
> Javadoc when you want to override or implement a method.
> We could also consider including debug binaries, in addition to the  
> release ones.
> On Jun 5, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Todd Volkert wrote:
>> This only makes sense if we turn on debug info in our binary jars  
>> -- we
>> currently don't.  Without debug info, the IDE won't know which line  
>> is
>> executing anyway, so the source is meaningless.  I'd suggest that  
>> someone
>> wanting to step through Pivot code when they debug their app should  
>> just
>> download the source distribution and build it themselves, then  
>> point their
>> IDE there.
>> -T
>> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm wondering if it might be valuable to add source JARs to the  
>>> binary
>>> distribution; e.g. in addition to pivot-core.jar we'd also include
>>> pivot-core-src.jar. This would allow projects using Pivot to step  
>>> into Pivot
>>> code as necessary as well as take advantage of auto-complete  
>>> features
>>> provided by an IDE. Anyone else think this is worth doing?
>>> Greg

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