Because I didn’t find documentation anywhere on the subject (may be I missed it ?? ) I am putting here the solution to easily (just by changing the map file content) replace the fetching of sources to build from CVS by a local copy:
” PDE/Build has an extension point where different map file entry format can be contributed. (This is where the support for SVN comes from).Build provides a “COPY” extension.
Your map file entry would look like:
which results in a copy from root/element, if element is not specified, then you end up with copy from root/org.eclipse.foo”
Thanks Andrew !