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Extending eclipse RCP with dynamic update of active plug-ins

By: Allan Raundahl Gregersen, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

Abstract

While the dynamic linking mechanism of modern programming languages, such as Java, allows loading of classes dynamically, it does not allow class reloading. Hence, dynamic linking facilitates development of component platforms, such as eclipse RCP, which supports dynamic loading but not dynamic updates of components, since this requires reloading. This paper presents an approach that enhances eclipse RCP with dynamic updating capability.

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Allan Raundahl Gregersen, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, “Extending eclipse RCP with dynamic update of active plug-ins”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 6, no. 6 (July 2007), pp. 67-89, doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.6.a1.

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