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Hello everyone,

I want to create a plugin in openLCA to let projects take into account the localisation of the processes when it compare different product systems.

I know that openLCA plugins are similar to eclipse plugins, but it isn't enough for me... I'm not a specialist of software architecture..

I couldn't find enough informations on the internet, so I ask here if anyone's got documentation about plugins in openLCA.

Thanks and have a nice day.

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Well thanks Jonas !
But it still really "minimistic"...
Anyway, you did what you clould :)

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With the upcoming release of openLCA 1.7.2 we are removing plugin support, since it was a mostly unused feature and so we wanted to remove necessity to maintain that feature, when moving to a different build platform.

Anyway, if you still want to develop a plugin for 1.7 or 1.7.1 you could take a look at https://bitbucket.org/msrocka/olca-oekobaudat-plugin - It was the latest plugin that was maintained by us.

In general you need to create an Eclipse RCP Plugin, add the olca-app project as a plugin dependency (it will have the olca-modules as a dependency included and exported). In the plugin.xml of your plugin you can then extend certain extension points, e.g. i/o wizards, editors, menus etc (these are standard eclipse extensions points).

Usually you would create an additional main menu entry from where you open a view or editor (that you have registered as an extension point).

We have also previously developed an example plugin, including documentation, you can find it here: https://github.com/msrocka/xolca-app-gexf

Hope this helps