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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Are too many packages actually hurting Eclipse?

On 07/30/2013 09:09 AM, Krzysztof Daniel wrote:
I'm very skeptical about P2 in the downloader. It was created in the past ( and never made into real world. AFAIK it would suffer from the same issues as regular P2 - does require java to be pre-downloaded, no real integration with the system (privileges elevation) and extreme vulnerability to users.
If it is an installer for the Eclipse IDE, it is totally fine to expect that users are fine with having Java already installed.
FYI, for JBoss Developer Studio, we ship an Izpack installer which includes p2 director and installs the product from an included p2 repository, after checking some preconditions. It's a cross-platform installer which is working fine, and AFAIK we don't get many complaints from customers about it.
Mickael Istria
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