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Silly PDE Tricks

Eclipse is a beast to learn. There are so many new things (in so many projects!) that come up with each integration build that it’s hard to keep up with. Here’s my contribution for the week regarding silly Eclipse tricks. Some of you may not know, but if you have a bundle (plug-in) with a version of 1.0.0.qualifier, PDE will automatically replace the qualifier with today’s date on export. This is fairly useful if you are working on something Eclipse-based and like to export your plug-ins and quickly test them on an environment. Well, recently, PDE added the ability to modify this qualifier to anything you want on export (can be useful if you’re working against something that is using something other than the current date as the version):