|Classic Update in Juno [message #894991]
||Wed, 11 July 2012 07:02
| Morten Frank
Registered: July 2012
In my project we control the plug-ins through the "Manage Configuration" possibility. Downloaded plu-ins etc. are loaded thorugh an extension point from a file location (managed by SVN)|
This has proven to be a reliable way of making sure all developers in a team share the same configuration.
I am now updating our project to Juno, and even after enabling the "Classic Update" in preferences, the menu item Help->Software Update->Manage Configuration is missing.
It also seems to be missing in the documentation for juno at http://help.eclipse.org/juno/index.jsp
|Re: Classic Update in Juno [message #895287 is a reply to message #895212]
||Thu, 12 July 2012 07:43
| Paul Webster
Registered: July 2009
Adding things to /features and /plugins will work ... sometimes, but it is definitely not recommended, not supported, and can break on the slightest change.|
What you want can be done with p2. When I unzip a new eclipse installation, I run the director to add all of the other features I need. ex:
-application org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director \
There are tools available that can provide one repo that points to a bunch of other repos (one stop shopping), tools that can collect the features and plugins you need from multiple existing repos into a local (to your company) reference repo, and tools that can take existing groups of features/plugins and publish them as a local repo.
|Re: Classic Update in Juno [message #897321 is a reply to message #895212]
||Mon, 23 July 2012 11:12
| Dani Megert
Registered: July 2009
On 12.07.2012 08:53, Morten Frank wrote:|
> Thanks for the answer.
> It is then still a bit puzzling, that the possibility to select
> "Classic update" is still present in Preferences -> General ->
> Anyway, we settled on a procedure, where a script unzips the eclipse
> installation and copies /features and /plugins from a reference
> Not as nice as an extension point, but it works.
> In general I find Eclipse to be the best development tool around for
> Java development, but also the hardest one to keep in a consistent
> state for a team of developers.
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