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Re: [ecf-dev] New features for remote services distributions

On 03/12/2010 03:37 PM, Scott Lewis wrote:
> Hi Markus and Wim,
> Markus Alexander Kuppe wrote:
>> On 03/12/2010 03:15 PM, Wim Jongman wrote:
>>> Hi Scott,
>>> Looks good. Is there no core feature?     
>> What would be part of the core feature?
> My answer to this would be org.eclipse.ecf and org.eclipse.ecf.identity
> bundles...but the reason there isn't an explicit ECF feature for these
> bundles is that they are included in both the Equinox SDK and the
> Eclipse platform...because of p2.  As well, we now have a 'featurepatch'
> feature that allows these bundles to be updated if they are already there.
> So in essence, I don't think we really need a core feature, distinct
> from the Equinox SDK (or Eclipse)...and the patch feature.  I'm not at
> all closed to it, and it would be completely fine with me to have one,
> but I just didn't see the need.

Well, there is still the use case that consumers install ECF into non
Equinox/SDK targets. OTOH a core feature has no real use case in its own
except that it would allow us easier dependency management.


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