[program-java] Re: Eclipse Javadocs and Source

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: program-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:33:46 -0500

What I am lookking for is the javadocs and source code for Eclipse 
itself, not the Java API. I want to see how Eclipse handles printing of 
large documents, for one thing. This would not be in the JDK. 


On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:27:10AM +0200, Willem Venter wrote:
> Hi.
> Is there a specific reason why you want to access the javadoc of the 
> java API through eclipse and not a normal web browser?
> The source of the java classes of the API as not on the eclipse site. 
> Eclipse is only an I D E. look inside the directory where your jdk is 
> installed for a file called src.zip. I'm sure you would be able to 
> import the classes you want to change, but I would not necisarily 
> recommend altering and shipping a modified java api. You might just 
> accidentily break some java funcionality. Rather make and or extend a 
> new class with the functionality you need.
> On 2011/10/27 10:54 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >I am thinking of using some of the Eclipse classes in BrailleBlaster.
> >For this I will need to look at the Eclipse Javadocs. Can they be
> >accessed through Eclipse itself? If a class looks like it might be
> >ulseful I may want to tweak it for BrailleBlaster. This is permitted by
> >the Eclipse license. For this I will need access to the source. Again,
> >is the source code accessible through Eclipse itself? If not, where can
> >I find it. The Eclipse downloads page is very confusing for me.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >John
> >

John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

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