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<h1>Eclipse 3.5 Debug Platform Build Notes</h1>

<h2>Summary of API changes in 3.5</h2>

<h3>Breakpoint Import Participants</h3>
The breakpoints framework has been further enhanced to support breakpoint import
participants, which allows contributors to participate in the importing process
for any given breakpoint type. Participants can contribute in the decision of whether 
a breakpoint should be imported and in the verification process once a breakpoint has 
been imported.
<p>The API to support this feature includes:</p>
<ul>
<li><b><code>org.eclipse.debug.breakpointImportParticipants</code> extension point</b>
	- Allows a client to register their participant for a given breakpoint type.
</li>
<li><b><code>IBreakpointImportParticipant</code> interface</b>
	- Required implementing interface for all participants.
</li>
<li><b><code>org.eclipse.debug.core.DebugPlugin#EXTENSION_POINT_BREAKPOINT_IMPORT_PARTICIPANTS</code> constant</b>
	- Constant providing the id of the new extension point to clients.
</li>
<li><b><code>org.eclipse.debug.core.IBreakpointManager#getImportParticipants(id)</code></b>
	- convenience method for getting all registered breakpoint participants for the given breakpoint
	type id. If there are no matching participants a default participant will be returned.
</li>
</ul>

<h3>Breakpoints</h3>
The breakpoints framework has been enhanced to support different breakpoint 
types to be created within the same part.  This effectively allows different 
debuggers to share a common editor and views where breakpoints are created. 
Debuggers can also use this mechanism to let users quickly change what 
breakpoint type is created by default (e.g.: software, hardware, 
thread-filtered, etc.). 
<p>The API to support this feature includes: </p>
<ul>
  <li><b><code>org.eclipse.debug.ui.toggleBreakpointsTargetFactories</code> 
      extension point</b> - Allows a debugger to register a factory of 
      <code>IToggleBreakpointsTarget</code> adapters, which are used by toggle
      breakpoint actions to create breakpoints.
  </li>
  <li><b><code>IToggleBreakpointsTargetFactory</code> interface</b> - Factory API 
  	  for IToggleBreakpointTarget adapters to be implemented by debuggers.
  </li>
  <li><b><code>RulerBreakpointTypesActionDelegate</code> action</b> - Editor gutter 
      action to select the active breakpoint types. 
  </li>
</ul>

<h3>ILaunchConfiguration.getLocation() can return null</h3>
<p><strong>What is affected:</strong> Clients that call ILaunchConfiguration.getLocation()</p>
<p><strong>Description:</strong> In release 3.4 and earlier, ILaunchConfiguration.getLocation() was not specified 
to return <code>null</code>. Since 3.5, launch configuration infrastructure has been enhanced to support storage
on external file systems (EFS). The #getLocation() method returns a location in the local file system - however, since 
an external file system may not map to a local location, <code>null</code> can now be returned. </p>
<p><strong>Action required:</strong> Clients that call ILaunchConfiguration.getLocation() should update
code to handle a <code>null</code> result. The #getLocation() method has been deprecated since the return
value is no longer reliable.</p>

<h3>Access to current source lookup participant</h3>
<p><strong>What is affected:</strong> Method addition: AbstractSourceLookupDirector#getCurrentParticipant() </p>
<p><strong>Description:</strong> Since 3.5, the AbstractSourceLookupDirector provides access to the ISourceLookupParticipant currently looking up source via the new method #getCurrentParticipant(). The implementation of AbstractSourceContainer has been enhanced to ask the current participant if duplicate source files should be found when looking up source. To maintain backwards compatibility, the participant delegates whether duplicates should be found to the source lookup director. A custom implementation of a source lookup participant could override the default behavior to control whether duplicate source files should be found. </p>
<p><strong>Action required:</strong> This is a backwards compatible change. No action required. </p>

<h3>debugContext evaluation variable</h3>
<p><strong>What is affected:</strong> 
<ul>
  <li>Evaluation service variable addition: <code>debugContext</code> </li>
  <li>Method addition: <code>DebugUITools.getDebugContextForEvent(EvalutationEvent)</code> </li>
  <li>Method addition: <code>DebugUITools.getDebugContextForEventChecked(EvalutationEvent)</code> </li>
  <li>Constant addition: <code>IDebugUIConstants.DEBUG_CONTEXT_SOURCE_NAME</code></li>
</ul>
</p>
<p><strong>Description:</strong>The command framework allows menu and toolbar items to be controlled using powerful standard expressions.  However many debugger related commands require access to the current debug context in order to properly evaluate their enabled or visible state.  This addition allows command handlers and their expressions to use the <code>debugContext</code> variable to access the current debug context applicable to the given handler.</p>
<p><strong>Action required:</strong> This is a backwards compatible change. No action required. </p>

<h3>Detail pane selection provider</h3>
<p><strong>What is affected:</strong> 
<ul>
  <li>Interface addition: <code>IDetailPane2</code> </li>
  <li>Interface addition: <code>IDetailPaneContainer2</code> </li>
</ul>
</p>
<p><strong>Description:</strong>The original detail pane design does not allow a detail pane implementation to properly supply a selection provider for a view (see <a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=254442">bug 254442</a>).  These addition allows a detail pane to overcome this limitation.</p>
<p><strong>Action required:</strong>This is a backwards compatible change, so no action is required.  However, detail pane implementations which need to drive the active view selection, should implement the new <code>IDetailPane2</code> interface.</p>
<p>&nbsp;  </p>

<h2>3.5 M5 - January 30, 2009</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=260802">Bug 260802</a>: Retargetable debug actions do not enable when an adapter is first loaded.<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=247990">Bug 247990</a>: [breakpoints] Breakpoint working set not updated properly after import<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=255644">Bug 255644</a>: chkpii error in N20081117-2000<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=256569">Bug 256569</a>: Possibly broken code in LaunchConfigurationTabGroupViewer.setSelection(ISelection, boolean)<br>

<h2>January 20, 2009</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=261214">Bug 261214</a>: Console view: Opening drop-down of console switcher button already switches consoles<br>

<h2>January 6, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=259839">Bug 259839</a>: Typo in TerminateAndRelaunchAction<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=259107">Bug 259107</a>: [console] Console Deadlock when too much information written<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=253955">253955</a>: Bug 253955 &ndash; Hitting breakpoint gives focus to workbench instead of dialog<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=245314">245314</a>: Bug 245314 &ndash; Populating variables view with logical structures is really slow<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=253257">253257</a>: Bug 253257 &ndash; Source lookup job data getting overwritten while running<br>

<h2>December 16, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=258235">Bug 258235</a>: Switch LaunchConfigurationFilteredTree to new look of FilteredTree<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=258058">Bug 258058</a>: Buttons not greyed out in Organize Favorites dialog<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=255153">Bug 255153</a>: Select All does not fire selection change event<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=49730">Bug 49730</a>: [source lookup] Call stack editor annotation ambiguous<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=254442">Bug 254442</a>: "Create Watch Expression" action does not appear consistently<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257717">Bug 257717</a>: Errors in Workspace dialog on launch is contains incorrect text<br>

<h2>Milestone 4 - December 12, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=234854">Bug 234854</a>: synchronize remaining 3 public get*Manager() methods from DebugPlugin<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=136741">Bug 136741</a>: [Memory View] Base address not initially scrolled into view with built-in renderings<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257546">Bug 257546</a>: Console view: Open Console button should open menu<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257537">Bug 257537</a>: ConsolePlugin should consider modifying its getStandardDisplay() method<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=240330">Bug 240330</a>: [Memory View] Items per row should not be limited to 16<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=212605">Bug 212605</a>: [launching] Mac OS X launcher should not hide the necessary -XstartOnFirstThread<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257970">Bug 257970</a>: SWT Exception shutting down Eclipse<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=236296">Bug 236296</a>: &quot;update the classpath settings&quot; feature sets wrong project  compiler compliance level<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=244059">Bug 244059</a>: [breakpoints] Allow breakpoints to specify when they should be overwritten on import<br>

<h2>December 2, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257103">Bug 257103</a>: modify execution environment tests to not break real environments<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=256181">Bug 256181</a>: [Flex-Hierarchy] State restore logic can get into a cycle.<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=255267">Bug 255267</a>: OSGi min 1.2 EE is not recognized as subset of J2SE 1.4 and Foundation 1.1<br>

<h2>November 11, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=253966">Bug 253966</a>: Support to configure resource based variables<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252992">Bug 252992</a>: Move {workspace_loc} to debug.core plug-in<br>

<h2>November 4, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252445">Bug 252445</a>: toggle breakpoint jobs should have a priority<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252360">Bug 252360</a>: Can not place breakpoint in inner class of an annotation<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252387">Bug 252387</a>: context launch offers to launch configs that have no associated project<br>

<h2>Milestone 3 - October 31, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=251711">Bug 251711</a>: Select All should not select invisible items<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=229219">Bug 229219</a>: Track debugContext with the window evaluation context.<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=247575">Bug 247575</a>: [flex-hierarchy] TreeModelLabelProvider should coalesce label updates<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=234908">Bug 234908</a>: [Expressions View] Expression view can show wrong data if selection is changed rapidly<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250954">Bug 250954</a>: NPE in LaunchManager<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252141">Bug 252141</a>: Compile warnings in official build<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=252609">Bug 252609</a>: Transient ConsoleLineTracker test failures<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=213074">Bug 213074</a>: &quot;Run to line&quot; action cannot be used with non-standard debug models.<br>

<h2>October 21, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=251265">Bug 251265</a>: Rollback changes to IOConsolePartition<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250928">Bug 250928</a>: Debug serversocket nulled out<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250048">Bug 250048</a>: DebugUIPlugin.start() pollutes SWT Display<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=250008">Bug 250008</a>: Keybinding conflicts occurred. CTRL+SHIFT+P, jface NullPointerException<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=248054">Bug 248054</a>: Can't set breakpoint annotation as Highlighted<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182974">Bug 182974</a>: [breakpoints] Removing a breakpoint causes two independent resource deltas<br>

<h2>October 7, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=249364">Bug 249364</a>: NPE getting file store<br>

<h2>September 30, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=246278">Bug 246278</a>: NPE in DefaultDetailPane.java:264<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=248520">Bug 248520</a>: NPE selecting launch config<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=247977">Bug 247977</a>: ISourceLookupParticipant should be able to influence whether ISourceContainer returns multiple source elements<br>

<h2>September 22, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=236980">Bug 236980</a>: [launching] Support ILaunchConfigurations on EFS<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=244920">Bug 244920</a>: Two Breakpoints in one line. Saving of class not possible (NPE).<br>

<h2>Aug 26, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=244694">Bug 244694</a>: Conflicting mnemonics in breakpoints export wizard<br>

<h2>Aug 19, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243053">Bug 243053</a>: Tabs added via launchConfigurationTabs cannot be placed after each other<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=111818">Bug 111818</a>: new launch config arguments field should let Ctrl+Enter engage dialog's default button<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=231790">Bug 231790</a>: NPE when opening Run Configuration Dialog on linux/gtk<br>

<h2>Aug 12, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=243606">Bug 243606</a>: [Debug View] Stackframe does not get focus with multiple debug targets<br>

<h2>Aug 5, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=242685">Bug 242685</a>: StringVariableManager - Variable contributions may silently override existing variables<br>

<h2>July 29, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=236049">Bug 236049</a>: [console] 'Clear' context menu item enable when no text is available to be cleared<br>

<h2>July 22, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=239856">Bug 239856</a>: Launches corrupted in I20080702-0939<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=233008">Bug 233008</a>: User consistent naming to create watch expressions<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=240985">Bug 240985</a>: NPE adding org.eclipse.ui.console.consolePageParticipants extension without enablement clause<br>

<h2>July 8, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=239512">Bug 239512</a>: MessageConsole hides IOConsole constructor taking consoleType<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=239446">Bug 239446</a>: org.eclipse.debug LaunchConfigurationsDialog fails to load when PlatformUI SHOW_FILTERED_TEXTS is false<br>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=239794">Bug 239794</a>: CommonTab source uses wrong launch group<br>

<h2>June 24, 2008</h2>
<h3>Problem Reports Fixed</h3>
<a href="http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=236076">236076</a>: [launching] Run and Debug History menus not updated after reorganize favorites<br>

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