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Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #10679] Wed, 20 September 2006 12:49 Go to next message
sakae is currently offline sakaeFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi all,

I have a couple of questions to those who have experience in delivering
commercial products.

1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?

Cheers,
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #10808 is a reply to message #10679] Thu, 28 September 2006 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: ian.REMOVE.eclipse.org

I will take a stab at this based on my observations of what other people
have done.

> 1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
> 2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?

I think it really depends and you might end up doing both. If you have a
standalone application that does not extend an existing Eclipse installation
then an RCP application is probably appropriate. If you have an add-on
tool that extends Eclipse, then plug-ins are probably the way to go.
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #11324 is a reply to message #10679] Thu, 09 November 2006 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: michael.zend.com

On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 13:49 +0100, Sakae Nakajima wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have a couple of questions to those who have experience in delivering
> commercial products.
>
> 1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
> 2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?
>

It can be both: RCP as well as plug-ins. For example: RCP is used as
standalone application (you don't want to see anything which is not
related to your application in the workbench), and plugins where
you application is playing the role of added value to other (bigger)
product.
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #11361 is a reply to message #11324] Thu, 09 November 2006 17:08 Go to previous message
Charlie Kelly is currently offline Charlie KellyFriend
Messages: 276
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Sakae,

If you can assume that your users are already using Eclipse,

and you can also assume that your users know how to install plugins into
Eclipse,

then you can consider delivering your product as one or more plugins.

I think that these are strong assumptions. If these assumptions are not
valid, then you should consider delivering your product as in RCP
format. Also, if you deliver in RCP format, you should consider
including a JRE with your distribution.

Hope this helps.

Charlie Kelly


Michael Spector wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 13:49 +0100, Sakae Nakajima wrote:
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I have a couple of questions to those who have experience in delivering
>>commercial products.
>>
>>1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
>>2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?
>>
>
>
> It can be both: RCP as well as plug-ins. For example: RCP is used as
> standalone application (you don't want to see anything which is not
> related to your application in the workbench), and plugins where
> you application is playing the role of added value to other (bigger)
> product.
>
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #562800 is a reply to message #10679] Thu, 28 September 2006 15:08 Go to previous message
Ian Skerrett is currently offline Ian SkerrettFriend
Messages: 198
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I will take a stab at this based on my observations of what other people
have done.

> 1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
> 2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?

I think it really depends and you might end up doing both. If you have a
standalone application that does not extend an existing Eclipse installation
then an RCP application is probably appropriate. If you have an add-on
tool that extends Eclipse, then plug-ins are probably the way to go.
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #562914 is a reply to message #10679] Thu, 09 November 2006 09:04 Go to previous message
Michael Spector is currently offline Michael SpectorFriend
Messages: 110
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 13:49 +0100, Sakae Nakajima wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have a couple of questions to those who have experience in delivering
> commercial products.
>
> 1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
> 2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?
>

It can be both: RCP as well as plug-ins. For example: RCP is used as
standalone application (you don't want to see anything which is not
related to your application in the workbench), and plugins where
you application is playing the role of added value to other (bigger)
product.
Re: Deliver RCP product or Plugins??? [message #562931 is a reply to message #11324] Thu, 09 November 2006 17:08 Go to previous message
Charlie Kelly is currently offline Charlie KellyFriend
Messages: 276
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Sakae,

If you can assume that your users are already using Eclipse,

and you can also assume that your users know how to install plugins into
Eclipse,

then you can consider delivering your product as one or more plugins.

I think that these are strong assumptions. If these assumptions are not
valid, then you should consider delivering your product as in RCP
format. Also, if you deliver in RCP format, you should consider
including a JRE with your distribution.

Hope this helps.

Charlie Kelly


Michael Spector wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 13:49 +0100, Sakae Nakajima wrote:
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I have a couple of questions to those who have experience in delivering
>>commercial products.
>>
>>1. How do you delive your product, as a RCP application or plugins?
>>2. Why do you choose the option in the previous question?
>>
>
>
> It can be both: RCP as well as plug-ins. For example: RCP is used as
> standalone application (you don't want to see anything which is not
> related to your application in the workbench), and plugins where
> you application is playing the role of added value to other (bigger)
> product.
>
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