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Eclipse Platform SDK vs. Eclipse SDK [message #656113] Thu, 24 February 2011 04:38 Go to next message
Mikhail Kalkov is currently offline Mikhail Kalkov
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Hi all,

I am wondering what is the difference between Eclipse Platform SDK and Eclipse SDK features, which are available from Helios update site.

Apparently, there is also an Eclipse Project SDK, but it is listed as a dependency for Eclipse SDK, and gets pulled in automatically. This question was already asked here, but commenters digressed from the subject.

Regards,
Mikhail
Re: Eclipse Platform SDK vs. Eclipse SDK [message #656217 is a reply to message #656113] Thu, 24 February 2011 10:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mikhail Kalkov is currently offline Mikhail Kalkov
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Ok, "Eclipse Platform SDK" is a subset to "Eclipse SDK" and intersects with "Eclipse Project SDK". However, if you installed both "Eclipse Platform SDK" and "Eclipse SDK", don't uninstall "Eclipse Platform SDK" -- it'll kill your Eclipse installation... and I've been having a lot of fun because of this today.
Re: Eclipse Platform SDK vs. Eclipse SDK [message #658342 is a reply to message #656113] Mon, 07 March 2011 20:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Jain is currently offline Eric Jain
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You can look inside e.g. http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/3.6/R-3.6.2-2011 02101200/content.jar and compare <unit id='org.eclipse.platform.feature.group' with <unit id='org.eclipse.sdk.feature.group'.

Looks like the Eclipse SDK (org.eclipse.sdk.feature.group) includes all of the Platform SDK (org.eclipse.platform.feature.group) plus the CVS, JDT, PDE, and help features.
Re: Eclipse Platform SDK vs. Eclipse SDK [message #658559 is a reply to message #658342] Tue, 08 March 2011 19:06 Go to previous message
Mikhail Kalkov is currently offline Mikhail Kalkov
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In my case, the mapping between names and id is as follows:
* Eclipse SDK: "org.eclipse.sdk.ide"
* Eclipse Project SDK: "org.eclipse.sdk.feature.group"
* Eclipse Platform SDK: "org.eclipse.platform.sdk"
What I found out from reading the suggested file is summarized below.

* "org.eclipse.sdk.ide" (Eclipse SDK) requires
a.jre.javase
config.a.jre.javase
org.eclipse.sdk.feature.group (Eclipse Project SDK)
org.eclipse.equinox.p2.user.ui.feature.group
org.eclipse.rcp.configuration.feature.group
toolingorg.eclipse.configuration,
toolingorg.eclipse.sdk.ide.configuration
toolingorg.eclipse.configuration.macosx
toolingorg.eclipse.configuration.macosx.x86_64
tooling.org.eclipse.update.feature.default
tooling.source.default
tooling.osgi.bundle.default

* "org.eclipse.sdk.feature.group" (Eclipse Project SDK) requires
org.eclipse.platform.feature.group
org.eclipse.platform.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.cvs.feature.group
org.eclipse.cvs.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.jdt.feature.group
org.eclipse.jdt.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.pde.feature.group
org.eclipse.pde.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.help.feature.group
org.eclipse.help.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.sdk (some unimportant classes)
org.eclipse.sdk.feature.jar

"org.eclipse.platform.sdk" (Eclipse Platform SDK) requires
a.jre.javase
config.a.jre.javase
org.eclipse.platform.feature.group
org.eclipse.platform.source.feature.group
org.eclipse.equinox.p2.user.ui.feature.group
org.eclipse.rcp.configuration.feature.group
toolingorg.eclipse.configuration,
toolingorg.eclipse.platform.sdk.configuration
toolingorg.eclipse.configuration.macosx
tooling.org.eclipse.update.feature.default
tooling.source.default
tooling.osgi.bundle.default

As we can see Eclipse Project SDK is quite big, and it gets pulled in automatically by Eclipse SDK, whereas Eclipse Platform SDK is a streamlined alternative to Eclipse SDK in case you don't need source code and binaries for help, pde, jdt, cvs.
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