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Huge export size of RCP p2 enabled product [message #561565] Tue, 06 July 2010 08:13 Go to next message
Marcel A. is currently offline Marcel A.
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Registered: July 2009
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I like to use the new p2 interface for my rcp application.
I can successfully export my application (product based)
but the size of the export is really huge in contrast to the export
of the application with the old update manager (old: 130 mb new: ca. 450 mb).
What i don't understand is that the plugins are available two times (in the plugins folder and also as *.jars in the repository/plugins folder).
Do i need the *.jars (plugins) in the repository folder? Is there a way to decrease the export size of an rcp application?

Any help is appreciated!
Re: Huge export size of RCP p2 enabled product [message #561585 is a reply to message #561565] Tue, 06 July 2010 14:47 Go to previous message
Andrew Niefer is currently offline Andrew Niefer
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Registered: July 2009
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When you export your product with p2 metadata, you are actually getting two
things: your product and a p2 repository that contains your product.

You can take the repository/ folder and put it somewhere so people can do
updates when build future versions, you don't need to keep it with the
eclipse/ folder that contains the product itself.

Marcel wrote:

> I like to use the new p2 interface for my rcp application.
> I can successfully export my application (product based)
> but the size of the export is really huge in contrast to the export
> of the application with the old update manager (old: 130 mb new: ca. 450
> mb). What i don't understand is that the plugins are available two times
> (in the plugins folder and also as *.jars in the repository/plugins
> folder). Do i need the *.jars (plugins) in the repository folder? Is there
> a way to decrease the export size of an rcp application?
>
> Any help is appreciated!
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