Clover and Eclipse pdebuilder

Can I instrument Eclipse plugins with pdebuilder (the command-line tool that builds Eclipse plugins)? I see the Clover plugin that allows builds inside the Eclipse IDE to be instrumented, but I have a product that includes actual Eclipse plugins that need to be instrumented.

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In general yes, but it's more tricky than building it from Eclipse IDE.

Please get familiar with headless build process first.

As the process is quite complex and involves multiple ant build files - called one from another - you would have to "hack" into master build files from org.eclipse.pde.build_<version>/scripts plugin and add Clover tasks there (the <clover-setup> would be preferred over <clover-instr>).

Note: as Ant scripts might be called without the "inheritrefs" option, it can be necessary to add Clover tasks in more than one build file.

There is also a second approach possible. Instead of "hacking" you can

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