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How to update versions for a feature-based product definition [message #38411] Mon, 22 December 2008 16:39 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Our product is feature-based and we are in the process of migrating it
from being based on Eclipse 3.3 to Eclipse 3.4. I've updated my target
platform and confirmed that I can launch the product from the IDE, but
the .product file still contains references to the old feature version
numbers from Europa features.
Is there any automatic or easy way to update that .product file so that
the version numbers of the features match my current target platform? Or
do I have to re-add all of the features (I certainly hope not)?

TIA,
Eric
Re: How to update versions for a feature-based product definition [message #38444 is a reply to message #38411] Mon, 22 December 2008 22:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
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Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Our product is feature-based and we are in the process of migrating it
> from being based on Eclipse 3.3 to Eclipse 3.4. I've updated my target
> platform and confirmed that I can launch the product from the IDE, but
> the .product file still contains references to the old feature version
> numbers from Europa features.
> Is there any automatic or easy way to update that .product file so that
> the version numbers of the features match my current target platform? Or
> do I have to re-add all of the features (I certainly hope not)?

Currently no, your option is to modify the .product by hand.

In 3.5M5, we're looking to give you the option to modify feature
versions and be more informative when they don't match. The same goes
for plug-in versions too (which currently aren't specified but will be
3.5M5).

Sorry for the inconvenience and anything you can suggest to make your
Eclipse-based product life easier, let us know.

Cheers,

~ Chris
Re: How to update versions for a feature-based product definition [message #38542 is a reply to message #38444] Tue, 23 December 2008 14:48 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

On 12/22/2008 5:17 PM, Chris Aniszczyk wrote:
> Eric Rizzo wrote:
>> Our product is feature-based and we are in the process of migrating it
>> from being based on Eclipse 3.3 to Eclipse 3.4. I've updated my target
>> platform and confirmed that I can launch the product from the IDE, but
>> the .product file still contains references to the old feature version
>> numbers from Europa features.
>> Is there any automatic or easy way to update that .product file so
>> that the version numbers of the features match my current target
>> platform? Or do I have to re-add all of the features (I certainly hope
>> not)?
>
> Currently no, your option is to modify the .product by hand.
>
> In 3.5M5, we're looking to give you the option to modify feature
> versions and be more informative when they don't match. The same goes
> for plug-in versions too (which currently aren't specified but will be
> 3.5M5).
>
> Sorry for the inconvenience and anything you can suggest to make your
> Eclipse-based product life easier, let us know.

Chris,
I think the best UI I can think of would be a Synchronize button or
link, that would do the work for me. Either automatically or with a
wizard that showed the potential changes. It doesn't seem like that
would be too much work to implement, to my conveniently uninformed eye ;-)

Want an enhancement request in Bugzilla for this?

Eric
Re: How to update versions for a feature-based product definition [message #587537 is a reply to message #38411] Mon, 22 December 2008 22:17 Go to previous message
Chris Aniszczyk is currently offline Chris AniszczykFriend
Messages: 674
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Our product is feature-based and we are in the process of migrating it
> from being based on Eclipse 3.3 to Eclipse 3.4. I've updated my target
> platform and confirmed that I can launch the product from the IDE, but
> the .product file still contains references to the old feature version
> numbers from Europa features.
> Is there any automatic or easy way to update that .product file so that
> the version numbers of the features match my current target platform? Or
> do I have to re-add all of the features (I certainly hope not)?

Currently no, your option is to modify the .product by hand.

In 3.5M5, we're looking to give you the option to modify feature
versions and be more informative when they don't match. The same goes
for plug-in versions too (which currently aren't specified but will be
3.5M5).

Sorry for the inconvenience and anything you can suggest to make your
Eclipse-based product life easier, let us know.

Cheers,

~ Chris
Re: How to update versions for a feature-based product definition [message #587576 is a reply to message #38444] Tue, 23 December 2008 14:48 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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On 12/22/2008 5:17 PM, Chris Aniszczyk wrote:
> Eric Rizzo wrote:
>> Our product is feature-based and we are in the process of migrating it
>> from being based on Eclipse 3.3 to Eclipse 3.4. I've updated my target
>> platform and confirmed that I can launch the product from the IDE, but
>> the .product file still contains references to the old feature version
>> numbers from Europa features.
>> Is there any automatic or easy way to update that .product file so
>> that the version numbers of the features match my current target
>> platform? Or do I have to re-add all of the features (I certainly hope
>> not)?
>
> Currently no, your option is to modify the .product by hand.
>
> In 3.5M5, we're looking to give you the option to modify feature
> versions and be more informative when they don't match. The same goes
> for plug-in versions too (which currently aren't specified but will be
> 3.5M5).
>
> Sorry for the inconvenience and anything you can suggest to make your
> Eclipse-based product life easier, let us know.

Chris,
I think the best UI I can think of would be a Synchronize button or
link, that would do the work for me. Either automatically or with a
wizard that showed the potential changes. It doesn't seem like that
would be too much work to implement, to my conveniently uninformed eye ;-)

Want an enhancement request in Bugzilla for this?

Eric
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