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How to find out what feature provides a certain plugin, and what plugins are provided by a feature [message #546850] Wed, 14 July 2010 08:34 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: dhendriksREMOVE_THIS.tueREMOVE.THIS.nl

Hello,

In order to run a .mwe2 workflow to generate a parser from a .xtext
file, I found out which plug-ins I need (see
http://blogs.itemis.de/feltes/2010/07/02/how-to-run-xtext-an d-other-mwe2-workflows-with-ant/).
However, I can only install features using Buckminster. My question is
how to find out what features to install, to get all the required
plug-ins. Also, the other way around, it would be nice to know what
plug-ins (and other features) are provided by a certain feature.

Is there a way to find the answer to these questions? I don't really
care whether it is using PDE, Buckminster, or something else, and
whether it is from within the Eclipse IDE, or headless, or something else.

The way I do it know, is to guess what feature to install, install it,
and then see what new plug-ins I have in my target platform. This
requires quite some guessing and trial and error...

Dennis
Re: How to find out what feature provides a certain plugin, and what plugins are provided by a featu [message #546881 is a reply to message #546850] Wed, 14 July 2010 09:35 Go to previous message
Johannes Utzig is currently offline Johannes Utzig
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Am 14.07.2010 14:34, schrieb Dennis Hendriks:
> However, I can only install features using Buckminster.

Hi Dennis,

true, with buckminster install you can only install features, but you
can use the p2 director application to install indivdual bundles along
with their dependencies. The headless version of buckminster should
already contain the p2 director application so you can start the
director application from commandline and provide a list of bundles to
install.

Alternatively you could create a new feature, include all these plugins
and use buckminster to create a p2 repository from that feature. Then
you install that feature into headless buckminster.
If you're using Hudson for the headless build, you can also provide your
own json file for the auto installer and have a buckminster installation
automatically provisioned that contains everything you need for your builds.

Best regards,
Johannes
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