|Re: Installation confusing for newbie [message #607559 is a reply to message #607498]
||Mon, 28 August 2006 14:23
| Scott Lewis
Registered: July 2009
The reason for this is that ECF core doesn't provide a user interface
for creating and connecting IContainer instances.
The collab example plugin/feature does have such a user interface, and
this interface is used/reused for several of the example clients
As Michael says, we should either remove/change the dependency on the
collab feature (e.g. by creating an 'IRC client' feature), change docs,
or build in the automatic install (for install/update) of the collab
feature. I've filed the following bug for this:
Thanks Michael...we'll get to this as soon as we can. Sorry about the
Michael Keppler wrote:
> Hi all,
> today I wanted to test the IRC connectivity of ECF. Therefore I
> installed the "core" feature and the "IRC provider" feature from the 2
> update sites.
> It took me some time and the help of a friendly user on the eclipse
> channel to find that those 2 features aren't enough. Via trial and error
> I finally found the "Collaboration example" to be the thing I needed.
> Therefore I suggest to either
> * rename the features (I wouldn't expect something called "example" to
> be _necessary_, knowing some other Eclipse SDK example features)
> * change the description of the features (so one can see from those
> descriptions what other features he may eventually need)
> * I'm not sure, but can you hide the core feature on the update site and
> instead have it only as a prerequisite for the other features (so it
> gets installed but is not listed)?
> Ciao, Michael.
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