So, what is it all about ?
Your perspective extension is going to be relative to… a perspective, right?
This perspective is identified by an ID, right?
But what is the actual ID of the perspective you want to extend? And what happens when, even knowing the exact ID of the perspective, you make a spelling mistake? Let me guess… You lose at least one hour of work in the so-called “id hell” 😉
That’s exactly why the PDE Manifest builder (i.e. the compiler of your plugin.xml against extension points schema and workspace/target platform plugins) will now handle a new kind of extension attribute : the ID!
The patch has not been committed on HEAD yet, but you can find the patch in the attachments of bug #181515.
Sebz, this new feature is for you 😉
…Welcome in ID heaven!