dm_notes: Documentum Notes

June 22, 2008

Enabling Documentum Composer features on Eclipse Europa

Filed under: documentum — Tags: , , , — Raj V @ 11:28 pm

I ran through an article to Install Documentum Composer on Webtools project. However I was having Eclipse Europa  3.3.2 installation and want to enable Documentum Composer features on it.
The same rules apply other than getting the suggested updates. Europa uses the Discovery of features available on Eclipse site.

This came out to be much easier without much configuration as the required EMF Validation framework was already part of Europa.

  • Install Eclipse Europa JEE edition from Eclipse Europa Site.
  • Unzip EMC Documentum Composer to a separate folder (or you can extract the com.emc.* packages into corresponding eclipse plugins/features folders)
  • Copy com.emc.* from Composer/plugins directories to Eclipse/plugins directory.
  • Copy com.emc.* from Composer/features directories to Eclipse/features directory.
  • Start Eclipse and your are ready with Documentum Project with JEE that you can use for WDK development.

Hope EMC releases a update site for Composer along with a complete build.
This will enable using the update site to install “Composer” over existing installations of  Eclipse Europa/Webtools.
This saves lots of RAM (a minimum of 300MB).

Previous installation I had was (Hungry for memory):

  1. DCTM server (6.0 SP1 bundled with Weblogic)
  2. Oracle 10g R2 (Pre SP1 I was on Oracle 10g XE as development docbase to save on memory. XE comes for free and with complete feature set a docbase requires and a small footprint)
  3. Tomcat Webtop + DA
  4. Eclipse for Documentum WDK Development
  5. EMC Documentum Composer for DocApp Builder/Installer

Now with new installation I could atleast live with one Eclipse installation with the  option of having WDK Development and Documentum Composer in one IDE.

Few features I would like to see in Composer to make it a unified Documentum Development Tool are :
IAPI/IDQL (features of Samson) ; WDK WYSIWYG Editor, DFS SOA Design time with HTTP Analyzer.

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