Eclipse Community Forums
Forum Search:

Search      Help    Register    Login    Home
Home » Eclipse Projects » EPP » Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager
Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager [message #2199] Fri, 05 January 2007 14:56 Go to next message
Pascal Rapicault is currently offline Pascal RapicaultFriend
Messages: 294
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
Senior Member
Hi,

Since the call we had yesterday I have been thinking about the packaging
tool. I deliver my thoughts here. Feel free to comment, ignore, etc...

The more I think about the packaging tool to be built in the context of this
project and see what pde build packager offers, the less I see the need for
developing another technology.
Of course I'm not saying that packager would fulfill all the needs of this
project (for example currently it does not fetch from update site), however
if we settle on building zips of various groups of plugins, then packager
provides all the core functionality required. More importantly, since no new
technology needs to be developed (to start with getting from an update site
is not mandatory) the project could start producing those zips in time for
Europa M5 which means that the community could be able to provide feedback
on the various drops at eclipsecon.

For history, packager has been introduced in eclipse 3.0. The main two
clients I know are:
- SDK releng team which uses it to produce all the SDK downloads since
february 2006
- IBM to facilitate the consumption of various eclipse pieces by various
teams

Note that I don't have any personal interest in promoting this technology
nor has IBM. In fact if packager is adopted it would just add work to my
plate :-). In the end I'm just looking for consistency, avoid reinventing
the wheel and minimizing the confusion for the end users.

PaScaL
Re: Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager [message #2229 is a reply to message #2199] Sun, 07 January 2007 16:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pascal Rapicault is currently offline Pascal RapicaultFriend
Messages: 294
Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
Senior Member
I forgot. Here is some doc:
http://help.eclipse.org/help32/topic/org.eclipse.pde.doc.use r/guide/tasks/pde_packager.htm

"Pascal Rapicault" <pascal_rapicault@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:enlov2$skh$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hi,
>
> Since the call we had yesterday I have been thinking about the packaging
> tool. I deliver my thoughts here. Feel free to comment, ignore, etc...
>
> The more I think about the packaging tool to be built in the context of
> this project and see what pde build packager offers, the less I see the
> need for developing another technology.
> Of course I'm not saying that packager would fulfill all the needs of this
> project (for example currently it does not fetch from update site),
> however if we settle on building zips of various groups of plugins, then
> packager provides all the core functionality required. More importantly,
> since no new technology needs to be developed (to start with getting from
> an update site is not mandatory) the project could start producing those
> zips in time for Europa M5 which means that the community could be able to
> provide feedback on the various drops at eclipsecon.
>
> For history, packager has been introduced in eclipse 3.0. The main two
> clients I know are:
> - SDK releng team which uses it to produce all the SDK downloads since
> february 2006
> - IBM to facilitate the consumption of various eclipse pieces by
> various teams
>
> Note that I don't have any personal interest in promoting this technology
> nor has IBM. In fact if packager is adopted it would just add work to my
> plate :-). In the end I'm just looking for consistency, avoid reinventing
> the wheel and minimizing the confusion for the end users.
>
> PaScaL
>
Re: Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager [message #2465 is a reply to message #2199] Thu, 18 January 2007 08:32 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: jkrause.innoopract.com

Hi Pascal,

You have a very valid point. We should not reinvent the wheel and it
likely makes sense to collaborate on this. It seems like PDE build
offers a lot of the functionality that we plan to provide.

I would propose to get the packaging project started and make it the
first work items to research PDE build for packaging purposes, determine
how we collaborate and where the different components live. Does that
make sense to you?

Jochen

Pascal Rapicault wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Since the call we had yesterday I have been thinking about the packaging
> tool. I deliver my thoughts here. Feel free to comment, ignore, etc...
>
> The more I think about the packaging tool to be built in the context of this
> project and see what pde build packager offers, the less I see the need for
> developing another technology.
> Of course I'm not saying that packager would fulfill all the needs of this
> project (for example currently it does not fetch from update site), however
> if we settle on building zips of various groups of plugins, then packager
> provides all the core functionality required. More importantly, since no new
> technology needs to be developed (to start with getting from an update site
> is not mandatory) the project could start producing those zips in time for
> Europa M5 which means that the community could be able to provide feedback
> on the various drops at eclipsecon.
>
> For history, packager has been introduced in eclipse 3.0. The main two
> clients I know are:
> - SDK releng team which uses it to produce all the SDK downloads since
> february 2006
> - IBM to facilitate the consumption of various eclipse pieces by various
> teams
>
> Note that I don't have any personal interest in promoting this technology
> nor has IBM. In fact if packager is adopted it would just add work to my
> plate :-). In the end I'm just looking for consistency, avoid reinventing
> the wheel and minimizing the confusion for the end users.
>
> PaScaL
>
>
Re: Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager [message #572474 is a reply to message #2199] Sun, 07 January 2007 16:30 Go to previous message
Pascal Rapicault is currently offline Pascal RapicaultFriend
Messages: 440
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I forgot. Here is some doc:
http://help.eclipse.org/help32/topic/org.eclipse.pde.doc.use r/guide/tasks/pde_packager.htm

"Pascal Rapicault" <pascal_rapicault@ca.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:enlov2$skh$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hi,
>
> Since the call we had yesterday I have been thinking about the packaging
> tool. I deliver my thoughts here. Feel free to comment, ignore, etc...
>
> The more I think about the packaging tool to be built in the context of
> this project and see what pde build packager offers, the less I see the
> need for developing another technology.
> Of course I'm not saying that packager would fulfill all the needs of this
> project (for example currently it does not fetch from update site),
> however if we settle on building zips of various groups of plugins, then
> packager provides all the core functionality required. More importantly,
> since no new technology needs to be developed (to start with getting from
> an update site is not mandatory) the project could start producing those
> zips in time for Europa M5 which means that the community could be able to
> provide feedback on the various drops at eclipsecon.
>
> For history, packager has been introduced in eclipse 3.0. The main two
> clients I know are:
> - SDK releng team which uses it to produce all the SDK downloads since
> february 2006
> - IBM to facilitate the consumption of various eclipse pieces by
> various teams
>
> Note that I don't have any personal interest in promoting this technology
> nor has IBM. In fact if packager is adopted it would just add work to my
> plate :-). In the end I'm just looking for consistency, avoid reinventing
> the wheel and minimizing the confusion for the end users.
>
> PaScaL
>
Re: Is the Packaging tool Pde build packager [message #572768 is a reply to message #2199] Thu, 18 January 2007 08:32 Go to previous message
Jochen Krause is currently offline Jochen KrauseFriend
Messages: 72
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi Pascal,

You have a very valid point. We should not reinvent the wheel and it
likely makes sense to collaborate on this. It seems like PDE build
offers a lot of the functionality that we plan to provide.

I would propose to get the packaging project started and make it the
first work items to research PDE build for packaging purposes, determine
how we collaborate and where the different components live. Does that
make sense to you?

Jochen

Pascal Rapicault wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Since the call we had yesterday I have been thinking about the packaging
> tool. I deliver my thoughts here. Feel free to comment, ignore, etc...
>
> The more I think about the packaging tool to be built in the context of this
> project and see what pde build packager offers, the less I see the need for
> developing another technology.
> Of course I'm not saying that packager would fulfill all the needs of this
> project (for example currently it does not fetch from update site), however
> if we settle on building zips of various groups of plugins, then packager
> provides all the core functionality required. More importantly, since no new
> technology needs to be developed (to start with getting from an update site
> is not mandatory) the project could start producing those zips in time for
> Europa M5 which means that the community could be able to provide feedback
> on the various drops at eclipsecon.
>
> For history, packager has been introduced in eclipse 3.0. The main two
> clients I know are:
> - SDK releng team which uses it to produce all the SDK downloads since
> february 2006
> - IBM to facilitate the consumption of various eclipse pieces by various
> teams
>
> Note that I don't have any personal interest in promoting this technology
> nor has IBM. In fact if packager is adopted it would just add work to my
> plate :-). In the end I'm just looking for consistency, avoid reinventing
> the wheel and minimizing the confusion for the end users.
>
> PaScaL
>
>
Previous Topic:Conference Call: January 18 at 8amPT/11amET/5pmCET
Next Topic:User profiles for Reporting
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sat Dec 20 09:57:24 GMT 2014

Powered by FUDForum. Page generated in 0.06292 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.

Powered by: FUDforum 3.0.2.
Copyright ©2001-2010 FUDforum Bulletin Board Software