Eclipse Trace Compass
This source tree contains the source code for the Trace Compass plugins for Eclipse.
The plugins are categorized as follows:
analysis/ | Generic extensions to the base framework btf/ | Best Trace Format (BTF) integration common/ | Generic utilities that can be used by other plugins ctf/ | Common Trace Format (CTF) reader library doc/ | Documentation and code examples gdbtrace/ | Support for reading and viewing GDB traces lttng/ | LTTng integration pcap/ | libpcap integration rcp/ | Code specific to the RCP version releng/ | Releng-related plugins statesystem/ | State System library tmf/ | Core framework
components.svg file for a diagram showing the dependencies between the
Setting up the development environment
To set up the environment to build Trace Compass from within Eclipse, see this wiki page: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Trace_Compass/Development_Environment_Setup
The Maven project build requires version 3.3 or later. It can be downloaded from http://maven.apache.org or from the package management system of your distro.
To build the project manually using Maven, simply run the following command from the top-level directory:
mvn clean install
The default command will compile and run the unit tests. Running the tests can
take some time, to skip them you can append
-Dmaven.test.skip=true to the
mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip=true
Stand-alone application (RCP) packages will be placed in
The p2 update site, used for installation as plugins inside Eclipse, will be
To generate the javadoc from the Trace Compass source code, run the following command from the top-level directory:
mvn clean package javadoc:aggregate
The javadoc html files will be under
Maven profiles and properties
NOTE: if you want to build the RCP with older platforms than 4.12 you need to
copy the legacy
cp rcp/org.eclipse.tracecompass.rcp.product/legacy/tracing.product rcp/org.eclipse.tracecompass.rcp.product/
The following Maven profiles and properties are defined in
the build system. You can set them by using
-P[profile name] and
-D[property name]=[value] in
Defines which target to use. This is used to build against various versions of the Eclipse platform. Available ones are in
releng/org.eclipse.tracecompass.target. The default is usually the latest stable platform. To use the staging target for example, use
Skips the automated UI integration tests. Not required when using
-Dmaven.test.skip=true, which already skips all the tests.
Skips building the RCP archives and related deployment targets. Only works in conjunction with
-Dskip-automated-ui-tests, due to a limitation in Maven.
Re-compiles the CTF grammar files. This should be enabled if you modify the
.gfiles in the
Runs a test suite present in
releng/org.eclipse.tracecompass.alltests. The test suite to run has to be defined by
-DcustomTestSuite=[name], for example
Mainly for use on build servers. Copies the generated RCP archives, as well as the RCP-specific update site, to the paths specified by
Mainly for use on build servers. Copies the standard update site (for the Eclipse plugin installation) to the destination specified by
Mainly for use on build servers. Signs all the generated update sites using the Eclipse signing server.
Mainly for use on build servers. Copies the generated HTML documentation to the destination specified by
-DdocDestination=/absolute/path/to/destination. Some directories may need to already exist at the destination (or Maven will throw related errors).