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Creating an update site [message #57686] Wed, 22 April 2009 13:35 Go to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: tmothymarc.freenet.de

Hey all,

i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It consists
only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure was
adopted to /features, /plugins, ...

But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update site".
I tried to select the site (from another distribution) directly in the
workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for the installation,
just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish" button of the upate
manager wasn't enabled.

What am i doing wrong?
Thx Timothy
Re: Creating an update site [message #57736 is a reply to message #57686] Wed, 22 April 2009 17:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It consists
> only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure was
> adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>
> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update site".
> I tried to select the site (from another distribution) directly in the
> workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for the installation,
> just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish" button of the upate
> manager wasn't enabled.

When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update sites
have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.

Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.

Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #57837 is a reply to message #57736] Thu, 23 April 2009 08:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: tmothymarc.freenet.de

Hey Eric,

okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure onto
a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.

Thx
Timothy

Eric Rizzo schrieb:
> Timothy Marc wrote:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure
>> was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>
>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>
> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update sites
> have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>
> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #57930 is a reply to message #57837] Thu, 23 April 2009 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey Eric,
>
> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure onto
> a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.

I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements for
a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.



> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>>
>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>
>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>
>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
>> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>
>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #57954 is a reply to message #57930] Thu, 23 April 2009 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: tmothymarc.freenet.de

Yes, but for plugins, products ond feature there are explicit export
functions, but not for an update site. Ist it enough to copy the project
structure onto a server or may i have to zip it or something else?

Timothy

Eric Rizzo schrieb:
> Timothy Marc wrote:
>> Hey Eric,
>>
>> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure
>> onto a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.
>
> I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements for
> a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.
>
>
>
>> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>>> Hey all,
>>>>
>>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>>
>>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>>
>>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
>>> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>>
>>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #58027 is a reply to message #57954] Thu, 23 April 2009 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Timothy Marc wrote:
> Yes, but for plugins, products ond feature there are explicit export
> functions, but not for an update site. Ist it enough to copy the project
> structure onto a server or may i have to zip it or something else?

First you have to build the update site. Open site.xml in the default
editor (Site Manifest editor) and use the Build All button.
That will generate the plugins/ and features/ directory and also modify
the site.xml. You can then upload those files to your server.

You can read more in the Eclipse Help. Open Help Contents and navigate
to Plug-in Development Guide > Tools > Editors > Site Manifest Editor.

Hope this helps,
Eric


> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>> Hey Eric,
>>>
>>> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure
>>> onto a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.
>>
>> I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements
>> for a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.
>>
>>
>>
>>> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>>>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>
>>>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>>>
>>>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>>>
>>>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>>>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>>>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>>>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>>>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that
>>>> we can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>>>
>>>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>>>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>>>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #58102 is a reply to message #57686] Thu, 23 April 2009 21:53 Go to previous message
Lars Vogel is currently offline Lars VogelFriend
Messages: 1096
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

Hi Tim,

I believe you solved it already but a small description on how to create
a update site can be found here:
http://www.vogella.de/articles/EclipseP2Update/article.html

Best regards, Lars

Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It consists
> only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure was
> adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>
> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update site".
> I tried to select the site (from another distribution) directly in the
> workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for the installation,
> just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish" button of the upate
> manager wasn't enabled.
>
> What am i doing wrong?
> Thx Timothy
Re: Creating an update site [message #596123 is a reply to message #57686] Wed, 22 April 2009 17:10 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
Messages: 3071
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It consists
> only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure was
> adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>
> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update site".
> I tried to select the site (from another distribution) directly in the
> workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for the installation,
> just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish" button of the upate
> manager wasn't enabled.

When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update sites
have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.

Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.

Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #596177 is a reply to message #57736] Thu, 23 April 2009 08:03 Go to previous message
Timothy Marc is currently offline Timothy MarcFriend
Messages: 547
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hey Eric,

okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure onto
a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.

Thx
Timothy

Eric Rizzo schrieb:
> Timothy Marc wrote:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure
>> was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>
>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>
> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update sites
> have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>
> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #596222 is a reply to message #57837] Thu, 23 April 2009 15:39 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
Messages: 3071
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey Eric,
>
> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure onto
> a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.

I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements for
a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.



> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>>
>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>
>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>
>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
>> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>
>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #596233 is a reply to message #57930] Thu, 23 April 2009 15:46 Go to previous message
Timothy Marc is currently offline Timothy MarcFriend
Messages: 547
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Yes, but for plugins, products ond feature there are explicit export
functions, but not for an update site. Ist it enough to copy the project
structure onto a server or may i have to zip it or something else?

Timothy

Eric Rizzo schrieb:
> Timothy Marc wrote:
>> Hey Eric,
>>
>> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure
>> onto a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.
>
> I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements for
> a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.
>
>
>
>> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>>> Hey all,
>>>>
>>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>>
>>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>>
>>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that we
>>> can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>>
>>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #596276 is a reply to message #57954] Thu, 23 April 2009 17:23 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
Messages: 3071
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Timothy Marc wrote:
> Yes, but for plugins, products ond feature there are explicit export
> functions, but not for an update site. Ist it enough to copy the project
> structure onto a server or may i have to zip it or something else?

First you have to build the update site. Open site.xml in the default
editor (Site Manifest editor) and use the Build All button.
That will generate the plugins/ and features/ directory and also modify
the site.xml. You can then upload those files to your server.

You can read more in the Eclipse Help. Open Help Contents and navigate
to Plug-in Development Guide > Tools > Editors > Site Manifest Editor.

Hope this helps,
Eric


> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>> Hey Eric,
>>>
>>> okay, i will upload it. Is it enough to copy the project structure
>>> onto a server? This is the information i didn't found in the web.
>>
>> I'm not sure I understand the question, but the minimum requirements
>> for a valid update are are site.xml, features/, and plugins/.
>>
>>
>>
>>> Eric Rizzo schrieb:
>>>> Timothy Marc wrote:
>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>
>>>>> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It
>>>>> consists only of two plugins. After building it, the project
>>>>> structure was adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>>>>>
>>>>> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update
>>>>> site". I tried to select the site (from another distribution)
>>>>> directly in the workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for
>>>>> the installation, just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish"
>>>>> button of the upate manager wasn't enabled.
>>>>
>>>> When you configured the site, did you include any Features? Update
>>>> sites have to work with Features, not plugins directly.
>>>> Looking at the site.xml source, you should be able to see if the
>>>> feature(s) is referenced. Post the site.xml if you can't figure it out.
>>>> Actually, if you can host the entire generated site somewhere that
>>>> we can all see, that would help figure out where you went wrong.
>>>>
>>>> Finally, make sure that you are not running into the issue with the
>>>> 3.4.x Software Updates user interface that the checkbuttons at the
>>>> bottom of the Available Software tab are not hiding things from you.
>>>>
>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>> Eric
Re: Creating an update site [message #596302 is a reply to message #57686] Thu, 23 April 2009 21:53 Go to previous message
Lars Vogel is currently offline Lars VogelFriend
Messages: 1096
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

Hi Tim,

I believe you solved it already but a small description on how to create
a update site can be found here:
http://www.vogella.de/articles/EclipseP2Update/article.html

Best regards, Lars

Timothy Marc wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> i've created an update site for my little prototyp feature. It consists
> only of two plugins. After building it, the project structure was
> adopted to /features, /plugins, ...
>
> But how to go on? There is no export function like "Export update site".
> I tried to select the site (from another distribution) directly in the
> workspace, but than, i had no plugins to select for the installation,
> just the category was shown. Hence, the "finish" button of the upate
> manager wasn't enabled.
>
> What am i doing wrong?
> Thx Timothy
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