13 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2007 6:02 AM by Koen Aers

    questions about GPD

    zhang jie Newbie

      Can I make the GPD a independent application instead of the Eclipse plug-in? and what should I do?
      Thanks

        • 1. Re: questions about GPD
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          Yes you can by bundeling it in a default clean eclipse install, configure the views, saving those preferences and ship that.

          But this is not what you want I guess ;-) Currently the GPD is dependend on many eclipse frameworks/libs etc, that it is hard to make a full standalone eclipse independent version. There are some ideas however to be able to 'hide' the eclipse view on things. It will still be eclipse based, but not as obvious. But... I do not know if these ideas still hold ground after the exadel->rhds migration...

          • 2. Re: questions about GPD
            zhang jie Newbie

            Thank you.
            But someone told me that Eclipse plug-in can be converted into RCP application.

            • 3. Re: questions about GPD
              Ronald van Kuijk Master

              but that RCP still relies on lots of eclipse frameworks etc... otoh, RCP is a non-browser frontend to central businesslogic (afaik), so not a real 'solution' to your problem (again, afaik)

              • 4. Re: questions about GPD
                zhang jie Newbie

                another question,where can I get the source code of GPD?

                • 5. Re: questions about GPD
                  Ronald van Kuijk Master

                  where everybody else gets it, CVS

                  • 6. Re: questions about GPD
                    zhang jie Newbie

                    good,thank you very much

                    • 7. Re: questions about GPD
                      Edward Staub Expert

                      Re where to get GPD:

                      In checking out GPD, Be careful which branch/tag you pick up - for stability, pick one with "gpd" in the label, like the 3.1alpha3. If you pick up a jbpm branch, e.g. jbpm 3.2, you're likely to find the GPD in a half-baked state.

                      I think the was restructured quite a bit between 3.0.13.1 (shipped in the 3.2 starter kit) and 3.1alpha3, so you may save yourself some pain by picking up 3.1alpha3 or later.

                      GPD version numbers are different from JBPM version numbers. Don't get them confused.

                      Be aware that Red Hat is planning to change the GPD from LGPL license to GPL license. I don't know when. This may affect your plans.

                      -Ed Staub

                      • 8. Re: questions about GPD
                        Mac SUN Newbie

                        I've got this notion in 2005,i try to read about the source of GPD ,it's really tough to me because i am not familure with the eclipse plugin.
                        My idea transmit the gpd to some application base on swing such thing,May be this's difficulty,anyone can give some idea to me?:)

                        May be we could make firends!:)
                        MyMSN:smc@rjgrid.com.cn

                        • 9. Re: questions about GPD
                          Ronald van Kuijk Master

                          installing the plugin in eclipse is real simple... I do not see a problem at all here

                          • 10. Re: questions about GPD
                            Bill Middleton Newbie

                             

                            "estaub" wrote:
                            Re where to get GPD:
                            Be aware that Red Hat is planning to change the GPD from LGPL license to GPL license. I don't know when.


                            Can someone point me to more details regarding this transition?

                            How will it affect the jbpm-console? Will process definitions created with GPD be affected?

                            Thanks!

                            • 11. Re: questions about GPD
                              Ronald van Kuijk Master

                               

                              "wjm" wrote:
                              "estaub" wrote:
                              Re where to get GPD:
                              Be aware that Red Hat is planning to change the GPD from LGPL license to GPL license. I don't know when.


                              Can someone point me to more details regarding this transition?

                              Sorry, I do not have any info on this

                              "wjm" wrote:

                              How will it affect the jbpm-console? Will process definitions created with GPD be affected?


                              Both will not be affected

                              • 12. Re: questions about GPD
                                Bill Middleton Newbie

                                 

                                "kukeltje" wrote:
                                "wjm" wrote:
                                "estaub" wrote:
                                Re where to get GPD:
                                Be aware that Red Hat is planning to change the GPD from LGPL license to GPL license. I don't know when.


                                Can someone point me to more details regarding this transition?

                                Sorry, I do not have any info on this


                                Ok, thank you. If anyone else (estaub?) has a reference to the original announcement, I'd appreciate a pointer.

                                ----
                                Bill


                                • 13. Re: questions about GPD
                                  Koen Aers Master

                                  Hi Bill,

                                  There is no 'official' announcement of this. It is something the JBoss IDE team has been discussing after the acquisition of the Exadel Tools codebase. The plugins in this (proprietary) codebase are in the process of being open sourced and the chosen license is GPL to prohibit closed source players from taking and modifying the plugins without giving the changes back to the community. Especially the Hibernate team lately had bad experiences with MyEclipse regarding this. Because the former Exadel plugins are GPL licensed, it probably would make sense to follow the same scheme for the other JBoss plugins as well.

                                  Regards,
                                  Koen