woensdag 12 januari 2011

Eclipse Orion on Mac OSX and iPad

Yesterday I blogged about setting up Eclipse Orion on MAc OSX and trying to access it from an iPad. Today I continue my exploration and share some comments on setup tuning and clarifications of the as yet sparse documentation on the Orion Eclipsepedia.

Stopping the server on Mac OSX doesn't work

When you startup up Orion as instructed in the wikiit starts up without access to the console. You can see all the log messages by starting up the Console application, but you cannot tell Orion to close. To enable keyboard access to the osgi console, you need to do the following:
  • Open the eclipse package using control-click and Show Package Contents.
    Create an alias to the file Contents/MacOS/eclipse.
  • Rename this alias to eclipse-orion to the root folder.
  • Now you can double click the alias and orion is started but you have access to the osgi console in a Terminal window.
  • To stop and shutdown orion simple type close in the Terminal window.

Orion accessed from iPad doesn't work

I can open files and view them and move around with the outline bar at the left, but as yet I have failed to activate editing mode on a file. Clicking in the text or scrolling by dragging doesn't work. I suspect that the HTML used simply does not activate the keyboard on an iPad.
I think it is time to checkout the code...