|Re: distributing non java executables along with a plugin [message #336826 is a reply to message #336780]
||Mon, 06 July 2009 07:50
| Stefan Schuster
Registered: July 2009
sorry, that I do not have an answer, but instead the very same question. I
also aim to provide "external, non-Eclipse related, non-Java-related"
executables for different platforms as an Eclipse plug-in, such that they
are distributable and updatable via the Eclipse update manager.
I started by creating a small test-plugin that bundels several executables
(for a start only on Mac OS X). The plug-in is contained in a feature,
which in turn is provided via an update site. All was done with the
functionalities provided by the PDE.
1) After installing the plug-in, I realized, that the file permissions of
the executables changed and they no longer were executable. My idea would
now be to omplement an Install Handler for the providing feature.
2) Another problem is that some of the provided external executables
create temporary files in the same folder they are installed, i.e. they
modify the plug-in directory. So, is there any "standard way" to copy the
plug-in into the users workspace, where the operations of the executables
can be carried out safely?
Thanks for any comment / any suggestion.
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