False positive for error: Invalid Ice Home Directory, in IceBuilder Plugin for Eclipse in Linux

pheiffpheiff Member Stephen PheifferOrganization: NISTProject: NICE

In Linux, we get the error "Invalid Ice Home Directory", when setting up the IceBuilder plug in Window-->Preferences->Ice Builder.
This isn't a real error and we can actually get the system to build properly.

I looked through the source code and think I found the error:

File: ice-builder-eclipse/java/IceBuilderPlugin/src/com/zeroc/icebuilderplugin/internal/Configuration.java
Method: private static String getSliceDirectory(String dir)

This method uses File.pathSeparator (":" on Linux) a number of places, instead of File.separator ("/" on Linux). This causes null to be returned from the method which triggers this false error.

Note: I see File.pathSeparator used many places. It didn't check it out in detail, but I suspect this is probably wrong in at least some of these cases as well.

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  • xdmxdm La Coruña, SpainAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Jose Gutierrez de la ConchaOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice Developer ZeroC Staff

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for bringing this up we will fix it in the next release of the plug-in.

  • bernardbernard Jupiter, FLAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Bernard NormierOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice ZeroC Staff

    Hi Stephen,

    This bug is fixed in the latest Ice Builder code, but we have not released a new Ice Builder version yet.

    I also created a corresponding issue here: https://github.com/zeroc-ice/ice-builder-eclipse/issues/2

    In the future, please create a GitHub issue directly when reporting Ice Builder bugs.

    Thanks,
    Bernard

  • joegeorgejoegeorge Jupiter, FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Joe GeorgeOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: Ice ZeroC Staff

    @pheiff Ice Builder for Eclipse v4.1.1 has been released with a fix for this issue.

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