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RE: [cross-project-issues-dev] p2 update

During the p2 talk at eclipsecon, I understood that the server side would also be impacted by it (for example, the metadata and the artifacts servers might be on different locations). But looking at the documentation now,  it seems to me that the format of the site.xml was not changed and all updates servers will be used on the same way. Is that right? If it is not, is there any documentation on the server-side impacts?


-----Original Message-----
From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pascal Rapicault
Sent: quinta-feira, 27 de março de 2008 15:04
To: Cross project issues
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] p2 update

The advantages are that you now have more flexibility to organize your plugins ( but more importantly it allows you to not mix-up the plug-ins you want to try with the plug-ins you know already runs well. One of the typical problem users had in the past was that after having unzipped random stuffs in the plugins folder, their eclipse install would no longet start and they would not know what to delete and therefore ended up trashing everything. With the dropins you can simply delete its content, or if you have organized the content of the dropins you can just delete what you believe broke your install.

All that said, one of the goal of p2 is to get people out of the file system by offering more appealing installation metaphors such as d&d of zip files, URLs, etc onto the installation UI.


  From:       David Olsen <David.Olsen@xxxxxxxxxx>                                                                                                   
  To:         Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>                                                                            
  Date:       03/27/2008 12:33 PM                                                                                                                    
  Subject:    Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] p2 update                                                                                               

Pascal wrote on 03/27/2008 07:25:00:
>       - p2 is now capable of discovering plugins dropped in the 
> plugins folder, like you have always been able to do. That said, going 
> forward we still recommend people to use the dropins folder

What advantages does using the dropins folder have?  What will go wrong if we continue to drop things in the plugins folder?

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