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Question about Plugin-Management [message #335691] Wed, 22 April 2009 06:44 Go to next message
Olaf Kaus is currently offline Olaf Kaus
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Registered: July 2009
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At the moment I use Eclípse 3.4M4 with the "old" plugin-manager.
I organized my plugins in serveral folders like this:

-myEclipsePlugins

--corePlugins
---eclipse
----plugins
----features
----.eclipseextension

--sandboxPlugins
...

--qaPlugins
...

--mdaPlugins
...

If I test a new plugin I copy the all jars and the depending plugins into
the sandbox folder and if the plugin crash I delete the whole sandbox
folder.
This process is very easy!

So the question: How can I organize my plugins in several local folders
with the new plugin mechanism of 3.5.? How can I migrate my old folder
structure?
Creating a site and write the plugins into the site.xml file is not very
easy.

Any ideas?
Re: Question about Plugin-Management [message #335701 is a reply to message #335691] Wed, 22 April 2009 16:44 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Olaf K. wrote:
> At the moment I use Eclípse 3.4M4 with the "old" plugin-manager.
> I organized my plugins in serveral folders like this:
>
> -myEclipsePlugins
>
> --corePlugins
> ---eclipse
> ----plugins
> ----features
> ----.eclipseextension
>
> --sandboxPlugins
> ..
>
> --qaPlugins
> ..
>
> --mdaPlugins
> ..
>
> If I test a new plugin I copy the all jars and the depending plugins
> into the sandbox folder and if the plugin crash I delete the whole
> sandbox folder.
> This process is very easy!
>
> So the question: How can I organize my plugins in several local folders
> with the new plugin mechanism of 3.5.? How can I migrate my old folder
> structure?
> Creating a site and write the plugins into the site.xml file is not very
> easy.
>
> Any ideas?
>

You can probably use the dropins/ folder as it accepts the same
structures as the old-style "extension locations." See
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started#Dropins

By the way, I find creating update sites pretty easy. The IDE does most
of the work for you. What, specifically have you tried and what is
inconvenient about it for you?

Hope this helps,
Eric
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