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Customized eclipse product [message #528300] Mon, 19 April 2010 23:42 Go to next message
Isuru Udana is currently offline Isuru Udana
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Is it possible to change the eclipse splash screen? Is it ethical to do so?

What I want to do is to create a customized eclipse product by installing a set of plugins to platform runtime binary. And distribute it with a new splash screen. Is it ethical?
Re: Customized eclipse product [message #528321 is a reply to message #528300] Tue, 20 April 2010 03:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Hoegger is currently offline Andreas Hoegger
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There are two ways to do so:
- extension point 'org.eclipse.ui.splashhandlers'
- config.ini see
http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Branding/branding-yo ur-application.html

cheers
andreas

Isuru Udana wrote:
> Is it possible to change the eclipse splash screen? Is it ethical to do so?
>
> What I want to do is to create a customized eclipse product by
> installing a set of plugins to platform runtime binary. And distribute
> it with a new splash screen. Is it ethical?
Re: Customized eclipse product [message #528330 is a reply to message #528321] Tue, 20 April 2010 04:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Isuru Udana is currently offline Isuru Udana
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I want to know it is ok to create a customized eclipse product(not a RCP application) with

platform runtime binary
+
set of my preferred plugins
+
few plugins I have developed

And I want to change the splash screen also. Is there any license or ethical problem?
Re: Customized eclipse product [message #528341 is a reply to message #528330] Tue, 20 April 2010 04:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael Istria
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Isuru Udana a écrit :
> a customized eclipse product(not a RCP
> application)
This is basically the same thing. The Eclipse SDK is an RCP application.

> And I want to change the splash screen also. Is there any license or
> ethical problem?
There is no problem, MyEclipse does that for example.

--
Mickael Istria - BonitaSoft S.A.
http://www.bonitasoft.com/products/downloads.php
icon4.gif  Re: Customized eclipse product [message #528345 is a reply to message #528330] Tue, 20 April 2010 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hagen
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When you do your own distribution, please test if "update manager" still works properly before rolling it out.
You can do this by testing the scenarios "install another plugin" or "check for eclipse updates".

[If you want to prevent a customer doing any additional install or update, please disable the install/update feature completely and document properly why and that you did this.]

Customers using several such vendor-specific "eclipse distributions" (for embedded development) wanted to add (install) our plugin. They came to us with an "unresolved dependencies" error, but we found out that in all cases the problem was not with our plugin, with an invalid platform.xml file. Eclipse has "package tools" to help you make your own distribution and keep track of the used plugins, so please use them. Thanks!
Re: Customized eclipse product [message #528350 is a reply to message #528300] Tue, 20 April 2010 04:44 Go to previous message
Isuru Udana is currently offline Isuru Udana
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Thanks for the replies Smile
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