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icon5.gif  how to organize dependent features [message #637882] Tue, 09 November 2010 09:19 Go to next message
nick tan is currently offline nick tanFriend
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Registered: July 2009
hi, folks

recently i'm development plug-ins, which depend mylyn and m2eclipse:
|-- org.eclipse.mylyn...
|-- org.maven.ide...

so while install the plug-ins, user need first install mylyn and m2eclipse

my question is, is there any easy way for users that, when install my plug-ins, it will install the dependent plug-in as well?

my initial thought is, provide a composite update site, just like Lars vogel stated in the blog:
Eclipse p2 Composite Repositories All the update sites you ever wanted

is there more ways?

Thanks & Best Regards
Re: how to organize dependent features [message #637948 is a reply to message #637882] Tue, 09 November 2010 12:52 Go to previous message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
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You can create a composite update site, although that means any user
that looks at your site has to wait for all of the metadata content to
be gathered from the different sites. Your site will also display all
content from the other sites.

If you depend on galileo, you can just depend on that being one of the
pre-configured sites -

But it's always a good idea to list the other updates sites your feature
needs on your download page, so people that aren't starting off with a
pre-configured eclipse can find them.


Paul Webster .platform.doc.isv/guide/workbench.htm

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