EGL Archive Files have arrived
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You may be familiar with the use of Java archive (JAR) files in Eclipse development environments. You can include Jar files in the Java Build Path of a project. The Jar files contain compiled Java classes and optional associated Java source code that has been tested and released for use in other Java programs.
Version 126.96.36.199 of Rational Business Developer (RBD) introduces the concept of EGL archive (EGLAR) files to EGL development as a "technical preview." If you are running a large development organization and have shared projects that are tested and reliable, you can now build these projects once, package their EGL parts into an EGLAR file, and import that EGLAR file via an EGL binary (read-only) project into the work spaces of many developers. References to EGL parts in the EGLAR are resolved when the binary project containing the EGLAR is in the EGL Build Path.
To learn more about the capabilities provided in EGL archive files in the technical preview, see the EGL Archive Files section of the wiki. You can reduce the time spent for build and generation by creating EGLARs to package your common code and share it between projects and workspaces. We hope you'll make use of EGLARs in your application development process. Let us know what you think!