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Use Eclipse Update Manager to distribute non-java code [message #563431] Tue, 13 February 2007 16:14
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We have an RCP Application that we are attempting to distribute using the
Update Manager (Eclipse 3.2.1). Since we don't have any experience with
it, to test the concept, I've created a sample RCP App / Feature and
created an update site to update it. That works fine and I am able to run
the software update from the site, as well as see and install the new

The problem comes here:
In addition to java-based RCP code, a separate part of our application is
written in Power Builder. We were hoping to be able to update it along
side our RCP App, using Update Manager. I haven't been able to find any
substantial information on the subject in either Eclipse Help files nor on
the web. I have also tried to hack it by packaging the code into a .jar
and placing it into features/ folder on the update site and modifying
site.xml file to relfect the new "feature" like so:

<feature url="features/pbClient_1.0.0.jar" id="pbClient"
<category name="PB App"/>
<category-def name="PB App" label="PB App"/>

That didn't work and the new "feature" was not visible under new updates.
I suspect that if I can somehow package this code from within Eclipse, it
might work, but I am really at a loss as to how.

So the question is:
Is it possible to update a non-java code/packages via Update Manager?
If so, does anyone have any experience with it and could someone point me
in the right direction? I seem to have exausted my known options.

Thanks in advance for any responses/direction,

~ Elena
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