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defining features. Is adding of external features - undesired? [message #1063829] Fri, 14 June 2013 12:01 Go to next message
Alex Kipling is currently offline Alex Kipling
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We have an own feature based product.
This product depends on a cuple of external features from the target.platform

Is it ok to add external features (from target platform) to my own feature,
or is the feature, on which the product is based - just for the stuff we defined ourselfes?
Re: defining features. Is adding of external features - undesired? [message #1063830 is a reply to message #1063829] Fri, 14 June 2013 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dirk Fauth is currently offline Dirk Fauth
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Usually I would suggest to create a product out of several features to keep the clean separation
Re: defining features. Is adding of external features - undesired? [message #1063837 is a reply to message #1063830] Fri, 14 June 2013 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Alex Kipling is currently offline Alex Kipling
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Thnx Dirk! And what about dependencies to external features, which come in via the target platform?
How would you maintain them?
In pack them to an own feature too?
Re: defining features. Is adding of external features - undesired? [message #1063895 is a reply to message #1063837] Fri, 14 June 2013 19:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dirk Fauth is currently offline Dirk Fauth
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I don't understand the question. Why should it be necessary to pack them in an own feature? It should be possible to simply add those features to the product configuration.

If it's about providing p2 updates you should check how to create composite repositories.
Re: defining features. Is adding of external features - undesired? [message #1064098 is a reply to message #1063895] Mon, 17 June 2013 15:48 Go to previous message
Alex Kipling is currently offline Alex Kipling
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The point is:
- in our feature based project we can add a dependency to an external feature

  1. by adding a dependency in a product configuration
  2. by adding a dependency in our own feature, which the product is based on


I wonder, whether the external dependencies are intended to be added to the product or to our feature?
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