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From Tobias Wunner <tobias.wun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: error when trying to display javadoc in eclipse
Date Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:34:57 GMT
yes I just downloaded the latest SDK and am in the directory (as an  


and can see the source code in the editor. Either way hitting F3 or  
"open declarations" from context menu nothing happens and the error  
message occurs.

I'll try to track this down a bit more later.


On Mar 19, 2009, at 4:25 PM, Thilo Goetz wrote:

>> Tobias Wunner wrote:
>> Hi Thilo,
>> Yes Eclipse. Actually I did this already. Double-Clicking on any  
>> class file in any Jar package the
>> editor opens the corresponding source code.  Still when hitting F3  
>> the error message shows up.
>> Regards,
>> Toby
> Are you sure your cursor is on a Java type?  I only
> get that message when my cursor is on something like
> whitespace or a comment.  You need to click on the
> type or method you want to see the definition of
> before you hit F3.  I guess you knew that though...
> Something just occurred to me: sometimes there are
> strange effects when your source code doesn't quite
> fit the compiled version.  I've had cases where I
> attached an old version of the source code to a newer
> compiled version.  Could this be the reason?
> --Thilo
> Thilo Goetz wrote:
>> Tobias Wunner wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I downloaded the UIMA Java Framework and SDK on
>>> http://incubator.apache.org/uima/downloads.cgi#Latest%20Official%20Releasesincluding
>>> the javadoc directory "apache-uima/docs/api". In the project
>>> settings I set to this javadoc directory (Project -> Preferences - 
>>> > Javadoc
>>> Location). When trying to hit the F3 Button (Open Declarations),  
>>> when having
>>> a UIMA file open the following error message appears in the bottom  
>>> status
>>> line
>>>  "Current text selection cannot be opened in an editor"
>>> Beeing in the "Javadoc Location" preferences and hitting the
>>> "Validate"-Button my browser windows open with the most upper  
>>> level of the
>>> UIMA javadocs.
>>> For any help I would be gladful.
>>> Toby
>> Hi,
>> for F3 to work, you need to attach the source code, not the
>> javadoc.  (I assume we're talking about Eclipse here.)
>> Download the source distribution and unpack it.  The top
>> level directory contains a script called addSourceToJars.
>> Set your UIMA_HOME variable to your binary UIMA installation,
>> than run that script.  It will add the source code to your
>> UIMA jar files.
>> --Thilo

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