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Update Site: Categories don't work [message #68331] Fri, 17 July 2009 10:39 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: m.sched.gmx.at

Hi!

Ever since I created my Update Site, I've had the problem that the
categories didn't show up. I tried to file my plug-in in a category, but it
would only show up as "uncategorized". What used to be a minor annoyance in
3.4 has now become a significant problem in 3.5, where uncategorised items
are by default filtered and I've already had a bug report saying that my
update site has stopped working.

Below is my site.xml (shortened - I removed redundant earlier version
entries of the plug-in):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<site>
<description url="http://eclipse.musgit.com">
Eclipse support by Musgit Software.
</description>
<feature url="features/com.musgit.eclipse.grepconsole_2.0.3.jar"
id="com.musgit.eclipse.grepconsole" version="2.0.3">
<category name="GrepConsole"/>
</feature>
<category-def name="GrepConsole" label="Grep Console">
<description>
Grep Console highlights console lines according to fully
customisable regular expressions.
</description>
</category-def>
</site>

Must be a rather primitive problem, but I never found any helpful
documentation for creating update sites aside from the straightforward way
through the Eclipse wizards (which obviously didn't prevent me from messing
up mine).

Any pointers appreciated.

Thx,
Marian.

--
Hofstadter's law: "It always takes longer than you think,
even when you take account of Hofstadter's law".
Re: Update Site: Categories don't work [message #68385 is a reply to message #68331] Fri, 17 July 2009 17:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan Herrmann
Messages: 924
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The bad news is: site.xml is pretty much dead in p2 times.

The good news: there is now a "Category Publisher"
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Publisher
(see section 1.4)

Whether the good news outweighs the bad ones is something
everyone has to make up for him/herself.

HTH
Stephan
Re: Update Site: Categories don't work [message #68394 is a reply to message #68385] Fri, 17 July 2009 20:33 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: m.sched.gmx.at

Stephan Herrmann wrote:

> The bad news is: site.xml is pretty much dead in p2 times.
>
> The good news: there is now a "Category Publisher"
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Publisher
> (see section 1.4)

This sounds very interesting. The one thing I can't determine from the Wiki
page is since when this is actually in place - which Eclipse versions
support this?

Thanks a lot,
Marian.

--
Hofstadter's law: "It always takes longer than you think,
even when you take account of Hofstadter's law".
Re: Update Site: Categories don't work [message #599549 is a reply to message #68331] Fri, 17 July 2009 17:51 Go to previous message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan Herrmann
Messages: 924
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The bad news is: site.xml is pretty much dead in p2 times.

The good news: there is now a "Category Publisher"
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Publisher
(see section 1.4)

Whether the good news outweighs the bad ones is something
everyone has to make up for him/herself.

HTH
Stephan
Re: Update Site: Categories don't work [message #599562 is a reply to message #68385] Fri, 17 July 2009 20:33 Go to previous message
Marian Schedenig is currently offline Marian Schedenig
Messages: 25
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Stephan Herrmann wrote:

> The bad news is: site.xml is pretty much dead in p2 times.
>
> The good news: there is now a "Category Publisher"
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Publisher
> (see section 1.4)

This sounds very interesting. The one thing I can't determine from the Wiki
page is since when this is actually in place - which Eclipse versions
support this?

Thanks a lot,
Marian.

--
Hofstadter's law: "It always takes longer than you think,
even when you take account of Hofstadter's law".
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