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RE: [cross-project-issues-dev] Update Manager "Select Required" Broken Again? [ was Re: Europa build Monday morning: all green except pack200 problem]

Fyi, since the beginning we’ve had the Mylar dependencies specified both with plug-ins and features to attempt to work around this update manager problem, and we still get the behavior of an update causing dependent features not to get downloaded (resulting in partial updates and broken installs).   We’ve experimented with various ways of specifying dependencies and never resolved this, so our download page has bold text stating that users should *always* use “Search for new features…”.


I regularly comment on the following bug to bring attention to this, but it’s still in limbo.  If others are seeing this please consider commenting.  Unless we’re doing something very wrong, this will result in broken installs for others as well.


132450: Search for updates on features with dependency requires multiple searches




From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick Boldt
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:29 PM
To: Cross project issues
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Update Manager "Select Required" Broken Again? [ was Re: Europa build Monday morning: all green except pack200 problem]


I was following the recommendation in the official Version Numbering Guidelines ( ) with respect to the declaration of feature dependencies.
I thought the Update Manager had already fixed this problem, in .
Is something broken again?  It certainly isn't working ...

Sounds like you'll need to reopen that bug or assign the one I opened to them for feedback. The behaviour I documented is not what I'd expect to see as a seasoned Eclipse user, much less a first-time Europa user. It's great that UM now understands that by selecting the OCL feature that the org.eclipse.emf.ocl plugin has been selected (and therefore the error message goes away). My issue is that 'select required' should just select them for me, without me having to pick them by hand. Isn't that what 'select required' means? ;-)

Anyway, this isn't an EMFT bug as such, but it's affecting your existing and future users, so I'll leave it to you to chase the Platform > Update folks with this issue.

Nick Boldt :: Release Engineer, IBM Toronto Lab
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