MCT plug-ins are integrated through the OSGi Java interface. Each plug-in is packaged as an OSGi bundle in a Java .jar file that is recognized by MCT when it is added to the /plugins directory. The particular OSGi services the plug-in provides depend on the purpose of the plug-in.
When you install the MCT evaluation version or platform build, you will see the files shown below in the /plugins directory.
You can remove any platform plug-in that you don't need by moving it from the /plugins directory. We strongly suggest moving or renaming the .jar file rather than deleting it, so you can restore that functionality later.
Do not move, rename, or delete mctLastBundleMarker. This file is required for core MCT functionality.
The following plug-ins are standalone bundles:
The following plug-ins from the MCT team are available as either source code or compiled .jar bundles.
Once the desired plug-ins have been built or downloaded, install them by copying them into the resources/plugins directory. Note that both the Ancestor View and Notebook plug-ins require Chronology, a set of interfaces used for communicating time-stamped information between plug-ins.
MCT plug-ins are licensed for open source distribution under the Apache 2.0 license.
A plug-in for viewing a graph of referencing components within MCT. Select "Ancestor View" to see a graph indicating which components (such as collections) refer to this component, with more information further up the tree.
Contains a true-color image of the Earth, owned by NASA, from the Visible Earth catalog.
R. Stockli, E. Vermote, N. Saleous, R. Simmon and D. Herring (2005). The Blue Marble Next Generation - A true color earth dataset including seasonal dynamics from MODIS. Published by the NASA Earth Observatory. Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The JMX data source plug-in allows MCT to capture data from local or remote JVMs by polling MBean attributes. This allows users to plot data such as heap usage or thread counts. It could also be used in more advanced situations, such as monitoring the JDBC connection pool size across multiple pools on each of multiple web servers.
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