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How to package RCP app for Fedora [message #505580] Sat, 02 January 2010 08:03 Go to next message
Trevor Campbell is currently offline Trevor CampbellFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

I have an RCP application ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/fgflightplanner/) that I have been maintaining for a few years now and have been asked to help in packaging it for Fedora. Fedora already packages eclipse and most of the dependencies I need as jar files, but I need help on how I could simply get my application to point to these jars rather than bundling them again in my plugin. I could build them as OSGI packages, or get the Fedora maintainers to do that, I think that is only a matter of generating a proper MANIFEST.MF in the jar file, but then how can I locate bundles scattered across the file system?

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On a different note, although the publish target is great for making distributable
tarballs, it's not quite ideal for packaging. Ideally, I'd like it to create
the executable, along with one (or more) jars of fgfp itself. For the rest it
should just use the system jars.

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Re: How to package RCP app for Fedora [message #505635 is a reply to message #505580] Sun, 03 January 2010 17:50 Go to previous message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
Messages: 418
Registered: July 2009
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Hi Trevor,

A well designed OSGi configuration file might do the trick. Basically you
point to a few directories where your required bundles are located. Here is a
link to clarify this: http://eclipse.org/equinox/documents/quickstart.php

If you need more help, try the equinox group for additional expertise around
this subject.

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Best Regards,
Wim Jongman

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> Hi,
>
> I have an RCP application (
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fgflightplanner/) that I have been
maintaining for a few years now and have been asked to help in packaging it
for Fedora. Fedora already packages eclipse and most of the dependencies I
need as jar files, but I need help on how I could simply get my application
to poin to these jars rather than bundling them again in my plugin. I could
build them as OSGI packages, or get the Fedora maintainers to do that, I
think that is only a matter of generating a proper MANIFEST.MF in the jar
file, but then how can I locate bundles scattered across the file system?
>
> Quote from the packager:
> Quote:
>> On a different note, although the publish target is great for making
distributable
>> tarballs, it's not quite ideal for packaging. Ideally, I'd like it to
create
>> the executable, along with one (or more) jars of fgfp itself. For the rest
it
>> should just use the system jars.
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