|Re: [p2] create feature categories without site.xml? [message #112206 is a reply to message #111716]
||Wed, 18 June 2008 21:37
Originally posted by: eclipseng.arthorne.com|
I think it's too early to give a definitive answer to this. You could in
theory manually craft category IUs in a p2 metadata repository, but this
is quite painful without good editing tools. My suggestion would be to
stick with using site.xml for categories until we have come up with a
Stephan Herrmann wrote:
> we've come a long way to now be able to build/test/deploy/install/update
> our JDT-based IDE in a fully p2-compatible way. We don't even have
> to maintain a site.xml any more, except, well, I couldn't figure
> out how to create feature categories with p2.
> Ideally, I'd be looking for specifying in some kind of a map file,
> which features (specified with version ranges) should go in which
> category. This would have to be written only once, and the meta data
> generator would populate the category as we go.
> Is something along these lines already possible with p2?
> Are there plans to completely fade out the site.xml?
> Or would p2 (eventually) in some other way help maintaining site.xml?
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