|Re: How would I update the JSch supplied with Eclipse [message #671397 is a reply to message #671390]
||Tue, 17 May 2011 18:08
| David Williams
Registered: July 2009
On 05/17/2011 01:45 PM, Tom Quarendon wrote:|
> However my naive attempts at doing this fail. If I just
> download Jsch 0.1.44 and create an eclipse plugin from it
> and replace them delete the com.jcraft.jsch version 0.1.41
> plugin and put in my 0.1.44 plugin instead,
You'll need to create a feature patch, and install your new plugin by
installing the patched feature.
Not sure which feature com.jcraft.jsch is shipiped in, but your patch
feature needs to refer to it, and to its exact version.
Eclipse Help covers patch features pretty well.
> Do I have to worry about jar signing
> at all if I do (in a way one wonders why the plugins are
> signed if I can just do this, anyway).
No ... you don't need to worry about signing (well, not to get it to
Jars are signed basically for one reason ... it is a good guarantee the
jar has not been tampered with by anyone, after being signed. So at
Eclipse, we sign jars in a controlled, secure way, so if a jar says it
was "signed by Eclipse" you can pretty much bet it really is the code
exactly as distributed by Eclipse. You could not, for example, go in and
change "by hand" the original com.jcraft.jsch bundle without Eclipse
(Java) complaining that its signature was invalid.
So, you customers might prefer a jar, signed by you, so they'd know
where it came from :) but if you don't, they'll just get a warning "you
are about to install unsigned jars, is that really want you want to do".
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