|Re: How do I create a distributable zip of my plug-in? [message #9997 is a reply to message #9973]
||Fri, 29 August 2008 12:57
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com|
> I am using Eclipse 3.3.2 (Europa)
> I created a distributable zip of my plug-in as folows :
> File->Export->Plug-in Development->Deployable Plug-ins and Fragments->Next.
> Selected my plug-in in the list 'Available plug-ins and fragments'
> Selected the option 'Archive file' in 'Destination' tab.
> Provided path using 'Browse' button and pressed Finish.
> Eclipse did create a zip file.
> I tried to install it as follows :
> Help->Software Updates-> Find and Install->Search For New Features To
> Install->New Archived Site.
> Then I pointed Eclipse to the directory on the file system where my zip is.
> I get a dialog with following message : "Selected archive does not
> contain an update site. Please select another archive."
> What is it that I am doing wrong?
> Is there any other way / procedure to create a distributable zip / jar
> of my plug-in?
You need to create an update site project and build that; what you
created is just a zip of your feature/plugin, but an update site has
more than just that.
Note that you'll also have to have a Feature, as update sites work based
on features, not plugins directly.
The Eclipse Help has information on doing this under the "Plug-in
Development Environment" chapter.
Hope this helps,
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