Hi, in this post I will explain the 0.1 milestone of the project to package some Android extensions for Eclipse. The project wiki page is here.
To package DDMS, the Dalvik Debug Monitor Server, first you have to have Eclipse installed (done through a simple yum install operation). After that, we would need an RPM to use to install the DDMS plugin; and that is what this project is about.
My RPM package was created by using the spec file of an already existing Eclipse plugin, and modifying it to my needs. I used the source JAR files that are provided by the Android project and packaged them into an RPM file, using rpmbuild. Here’s a quick screenshot:
Now I have an RPM that is almost complete - it places the JAR files in the correct sub-folders of Eclipse, but the plugin will not work - it needs a few dependencies to be satisfied. Those dependencies will be taken care of by milestone 0.2.
Here are the RPM, SRC-RPM and spec files.