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PDE's Export Target Wizard [message #526563] Mon, 12 April 2010 10:00 Go to next message
Johannes Utzig is currently offline Johannes UtzigFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

I was just reading Chris' Blog entry about the new PDE's export target
wizard that allows the user to export a target definition to a certain
location.
http://aniszczyk.org/2010/04/09/pdes-export-target-wizard/
Would it be possible to reuse that headlessly in Buckminster?
That would go great with the Hudson integration.
The plugin already implements a 'Target Platform Publisher' that lets
you archive a directory that contains plugins and features.
The user names this Target Platform and is then able to reuse it
declarative in other build jobs.

Currently people already use target definition files to create a TP for
other build jobs (simply more convinient than mspecs), but so far it's
only possible with a hack:
1. Invoke buckminster with importtargetdefinition -A some.target
2. archive .metadata/org.eclipse.pde.core/.bundle-pool

This isn't exactly clean since it's fishing internal stuff from the
metadata.
So with this new export wizard available the hudson plugin could offer
much better support for the user. To create a target platform for other
build jobs, simply point to a *.target file and name the output. The
rest can be done automatically.

So, does anybody know if this functionality could be used in a headless
environment and integrated into buckminster?

Best regards,
Johannes
Re: PDE's Export Target Wizard [message #526595 is a reply to message #526563] Mon, 12 April 2010 11:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Hallgren is currently offline Thomas HallgrenFriend
Messages: 3240
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Johannes,
I saw that blog too. I think it definitely deserves an enhancement request in our bugzilla. The only thing I can see
that would prevent integration is if PDE didn't maintain the headless/UI separation for this new function. I think
that's unlikely though. The target definition stuff has been well designed so far.

- thomas


On 04/12/2010 12:00 PM, Johannes Utzig wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I was just reading Chris' Blog entry about the new PDE's export target
> wizard that allows the user to export a target definition to a certain
> location.
> http://aniszczyk.org/2010/04/09/pdes-export-target-wizard/
> Would it be possible to reuse that headlessly in Buckminster?
> That would go great with the Hudson integration.
> The plugin already implements a 'Target Platform Publisher' that lets
> you archive a directory that contains plugins and features.
> The user names this Target Platform and is then able to reuse it
> declarative in other build jobs.
>
> Currently people already use target definition files to create a TP for
> other build jobs (simply more convinient than mspecs), but so far it's
> only possible with a hack:
> 1. Invoke buckminster with importtargetdefinition -A some.target
> 2. archive .metadata/org.eclipse.pde.core/.bundle-pool
>
> This isn't exactly clean since it's fishing internal stuff from the
> metadata.
> So with this new export wizard available the hudson plugin could offer
> much better support for the user. To create a target platform for other
> build jobs, simply point to a *.target file and name the output. The
> rest can be done automatically.
>
> So, does anybody know if this functionality could be used in a headless
> environment and integrated into buckminster?
>
> Best regards,
> Johannes
>
Re: PDE's Export Target Wizard [message #526601 is a reply to message #526595] Mon, 12 April 2010 11:51 Go to previous message
Ralf Ebert is currently offline Ralf EbertFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Hi,

> I think it definitely deserves an enhancement
> request in our bugzilla.

304062: Add option to importtargetdefinition to save the provisioned target platform to
some folder
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=304062

- Ralf


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