|Re: WTP from 3.04 to 3.0.5 in Eclipse Ganymede/3.4.2 [message #542731 is a reply to message #542712]
||Fri, 25 June 2010 13:35
| Larry Isaacs
Registered: July 2009
On 6/25/2010 12:46 PM, vlad.balan wrote:|
> In WTP 3.2 they call the zip files like the ones you find to donwload
> for 3.0.5 : "Traditional Zip Files for Web Tools Platform" and there is
> a new section "P2 repositories in zipped format files "
> I thought the dropins folder is for the more recent files found "P2
> repositories in zipped format files "
> and those in "Traditional Zip Files for Web Tools Platform" where for
> extracting in the "plugins" folder.
> What's the difference between these sections? Also, are both made to be
> extracted to the "dropins" folder? In that case what is the difference
> between them?
While I'm not well versed with what P2 is planned to or actually
implements in various versions of Eclipse, I believe the "P2
repositories in zipped format files" are for defining a local update
site that you can use to install or update plug-ins in the normal
fashion. Its advantage is that by using the normal "install" process,
dependencies can be addressed. It's my understanding that the "dropins"
folder is for "manually" adding to or updating Eclipse, i.e. the
"Traditional Zip Files". That's how I added WTP 3.0.5 to my Eclipse
Java EE 3.4.2 version. In this case, dependencies won't be an issue
since, as you noted, the 3.4.2 Java EE installation already has all the
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