Friday, September 7, 2012

Juno II, The Brightening Up

Back in Eclipse Juno, incidentally, had to use a new Eclipse due to a mysterious error with a cryptography module not getting found. Stopped using it a couple months ago because it seemed to have small bugs. Possibly one of them was that Subclipse seemed badly integrated. The small file status symbols didn't show; or sometimes all files appeared with the question mark symbol making me think it didn't work.

But today it is looking fine, after both things happening at first; no symbols, then question marks. Then after a restart and a "Could not write metadata for '/RemoteSystemsTempFiles' modal dialog, and a while, and now they are showing. It might be the synchronization command I invoked was needed to finally get them showing.

So if you're seeing the same thing, just be a bit patient, do a 'Synchronize', and your day may brighten up some.


Oh, no, not bright. Installed the 'm2e' Maven Plugin (I think). Going from not finding "javax.persistence", to:

 The type java.lang.Object cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files

And 'java.lang.Object' would probably be the most resolvable class in Java. 


Had to explicitly convert the project to a maven project. Odd, because: 
1) the .project had a couple of maven-related settings; maven2Nature and whatnot. 
2) ISTR that .pom files are auto-detected? I probably remember wrong. 



maven-dependency-plugin (goals "copy-dependencies", "unpack") is not supported by m2e
Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:exec-maven-plugin:1.2.1:exec (execution: default, phase: initialize)
Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration: org.codehaus.mojo:exec-maven-plugin:1.2.1:exec (execution: create_db_and_user, phase: initialize)
Plugin execution not covered by lifecycle configuration:
 org.codehaus.mojo:exec-maven-plugin:1.2.1:exec (execution:
 create_test_db_and_user, phase: initialize)

Great. Well,  I believe we had at least the copy-dependencies those to support an old ant project setup, copying maven lib dependencies into some folder for ant to deal with, so that might be ok.

...maybe I should have installed m2eclipse instead? I thought they were practically the same thing. But 
here is an article that begs to differ:

Ok, so how do I uninstall m2e and change to m2eclipse? The menus give no clue. 

...ah got it: select "Install Software..." menu item; the install dialog contains a "already installed" link. It has "Uninstall..." buttons. Of course, why didn't I think of that first? 

Selected the two items that seemed to have to do with m2e. (Restart, problems saving state modal dialog...)


Ok, Eclipse Marketplace, what have you got for me? m2eclipse-wtp seems to be the closest match for m2eclipse. ...ouch, "unsigned content". 

Let's try the other one, "Install New Software...". m2eclipse-wtp -- what the, it contains only m2e? Maybe I can't get an older m2eclipse with Juno? 


The blog I found above has a nice article here: 
which seems kind of relevant; for instance this passage: 
However, the problem is much more widespread than m2eclipse. It’s very similar to issues adressed in Andrew Spencer’s post, only more so since if we don’t upgrade, we may have to keep an Eclipse instance for each project, that has to be shared between all team members. Right now, I don’t have any solutions for this problem, apart from changing the code to keep in synch with the tool.

Tried the "Discover new m2e connectors" link in quick tip. I don't know what those are, because nothing showed up. 

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