You know having been there since day one, the update site
isn't what the train is all about. The update site is a quick way to allow us to
test that all the plug-ins load together and don't break anything major. That's
what the train is all about. At least it was until it took on a life of it's
will echo the other opinions in favour of continuing to have the release train
update site. This is the one stop shop that is what the train is all
about. Packages are not everything. Project update sites can
quickly get populated with other stuff that is not part of Ganymede. End
users (aka the unwashed masses) will be confused if they have to go multiple
places. The developers (aka us) know what’s going on and the semi
clean/dirty may get a bit confused but likely know enough to sort it
[mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:40
To: eclipse.org-planning-council; Cross project
Subject: [cross-project-issues-dev] Notes from a Heretic: Why
do we have the Ganymede update site?
Ganymede Project Leads,
Let me open a can of worms and
publicly ask why we have the Ganymede Update Site.
It seems to me
we have packages, why have a separate update site? The packages have
all the update sites built in (via the feature.xmls).
if someone wants to add new functionality to their existing Eclipse, they
will go to the project specific update site and get the latest
adopters, we have the project downloads and update sites - why should we
have a second update site for these?
fact, having a second update site just makes things more complicated
because then "where do I get future updates? do I get them from the
central update site or from the project update site? and why are there so
many similar update sites listed in my Eclipse?"
complicated for project teams too, because then they have to maintain
different site.xmls, feature.xmls, etc.
The original reason for the unified update site was because
it was confusing for users to have to go here and go there and go the other
place to put together a package. But now that we have packages, why do we need
the unified update site? It seems to be extra hassle and complexity for
everyone at no net benefit to anyone.