Trace Compass

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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

See the components.svg file for a diagram showing the dependencies between the different components.

Setting up the development environment

To set up the environment to build Trace Compass from within Eclipse, see this wiki page:

Compiling manually

The Maven project build requires version 3.3 or later. It can be downloaded from 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 command:

mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip=true

Stand-alone application (RCP) packages will be placed in rcp/org.eclipse.tracecompass.rcp.product/target/products.

The p2 update site, used for installation as plugins inside Eclipse, will be placed in releng/org.eclipse.tracecompass.releng-site/target/repository.

Maven profiles and properties

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 mvn commands.

  • -Dtarget-platform=[target]

    Defines which target to use. This is used to build against various versions of the Eclipse platform. Available ones are in releng/ The default is usually the latest stable platform. To use the staging target for example, use -Dtarget-platform=tracecompass-eStaging.

  • -Dskip-automated-ui-tests

    Skips the automated UI integration tests. Not required when using -Dmaven.test.skip=true, which already skips all the tests.

  • -Dskip-rcp

    Skips building the RCP archives and related deployment targets. Only works in conjunction with -Dskip-automated-ui-tests, due to a limitation in Maven.

  • -Pctf-grammar

    Re-compiles the CTF grammar files. This should be enabled if you modify the .g files in the ctf.parser plugin.

  • -Prun-custom-test-suite

    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 -DcustomTestSuite=RunAllPerfTests.

  • -Pdeploy-rcp

    Mainly for use on build servers. Copies the generated RCP archives, as well as the RCP-specific update site, to the paths specified by -DrcpDestination=/absolute/path/to/destination and -DrcpSiteDestination=/absolute/path/to/destination, respectively.

  • -Pdeploy-update-site

    Mainly for use on build servers. Copies the standard update site (for the Eclipse plugin installation) to the destination specified by -DsiteDestination=/absolute/path/to/destination.

  • -Psign-update-site

    Mainly for use on build servers. Signs all the generated update sites using the Eclipse signing server.

  • -Pdeploy-doc

    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).