There is an Eclipse Incubation project that makes it possible to visualize the directly and indirectly referenced plug-ins of a selected plug-in:
PDE Incubator Dependency Visualization
When I gave the plug-in a try I missed two things:
- I also wanted to show the incoming dependencies
- I wanted to be able to exclude the Eclipse plug-ins
- Add a checkbox to also show the incoming dependencies of the plug-ins
- Provide a text field to define exclude filter patterns
Here is what the result looks like:
You can download a binary version of the modified plug-in here.
To get started, hit CTRL-3, type Graph and select the Graph Plug-in Dependencies View. To show the dependencies of a plug-in right-klick on the view and select Focus On...
[Update 26.05.2009] By now, the PDE Incubator Dependency Visualization provides the option to also show the incoming dependencies via a new toolbar action "Show Callers". (see also Bugzilla 206306)
Please observe my most recent post on this topic.