|Re: PDE .product file only handles features **OR** plugins?? [message #321831 is a reply to message #321748]
||Mon, 29 October 2007 14:29
| Andrew Niefer
Registered: July 2009
Behind the scenes, pde.build is building from features. When you use a .product |
file, the build is just generating a feature for you.
I expect people generally provide their own feature that contains their plug-ins
and includes the org.eclipse.rcp feature to get the base platform. Providing
your own feature gives you more control over what is happening in the headless
Randy Hudson wrote:
> This also affects building your product. If you don't have features
> containing *every* plug-in needed in your packaged product, then you are
> going to have a hard time using the productBuild scripts in PDE. What to
> people normally do if they want the RCP platform with a handful of its
> optional plug-ins, and then their own features on top of that?
> "Chris Aniszczyk" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It's handles features OR plug-ins due to simplicity. If you want to
>> support both at the same time, feel free to file an enhancement request
>> and we'll review it. Note, that after 3.4, features will most likely
>> disappear which PDE will have to adapt too.
>> For leaving features in when you switch between plug-ins / features, you
>> should file a bug against PDE UI.
>> ~ Chris
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