PDE Visualization is Available

Good news everyone, the Eclipse PDE team finally made the visualization component available for everyone.

PDE Visualization

To obtain it, use the Install New Software wizard in Eclipse and point to the correct repository.

repo http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/pde/visualization/updates

PDE Visualization P2 Repository

The plan is to ship this as part of the Eclipse Helios release.

In its current state, the tool visualizes OSGi bundles only. There is some discussion about adding support for features and packages. If you’re interested in contributing to the visualization tool, please let the PDE team know.

If you find bugs or have feature ideas, please enter them in bugzilla.

8 Responses to “PDE Visualization is Available”

  1. Brindy says:

    Looks cool – is it just showing bundle dependencies, or package level stuff as well?

    Also, when is Eclipse going to start calling Plug-ins Bundles? ;)

  2. You know how much I love the plug-in / bundle debate ;)

    The plan is to add support to visualize features and packages in the future, with a focus on features first.

    Things would move a lot faster if there were contributions from the community.

  3. Brindy says:

    I look forward to seeing package support, would make it more useful for people who are using bundles rather than plugins. :P

    In the screen shot I can see there’s a dependency on javax.servlet – surely that is a package import rather than a required bundle?

    I would love to offer some assistance, but I think I am too thinly spread just now. I’m working on changing that situation over the next few months, so might start bugging you about where I can chip in.

  4. Lars Vogel says:

    Thanks. This plug-in has always been a valuable source for Zest examples. ;-)

    And it is nice to have something in Eclipse which has a “whoah” effect.

  5. Oisin Hurley says:

    More of this kind of thing. 3.6 series only, Chris?

  6. Stefan Röck says:

    @Brindy: In the back end the PDE bundle resolver is used that means that both Required-Bundle and Package-Import are shown as dependencies.

  7. Sure Oisin. If people file bugs, they can be heard and they can get what they want.

    The PDE Plan for 3.6 is a living document.

  8. Madhu says:

    Thanks for the visualization plugin. I have found it useful many times in my day to day work.

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