You can create a feature for your tools
and provide an install handler and one or more data archives that will
be installed by your custom handler.
A user will use the update manager to
download and install the feature, but during install, update manager will
call you install handler to perform any custom actions you want. In particular,
the install handler code can do whatever it wants with the data archives
packaged along with the feature, including installing them anywhere on
the disk. Also, you may want to sign your features so users can decide
whether they trust it or not.
Take a look at
Phillip Shoemaker <pshoemaker@xxxxxxx> Sent by: eclipse-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
11/05/2003 12:04 AM
Please respond to
Re: [eclipse-dev] Install/Update
I have a question about the extensibility of the update mechanism
within Eclipse. I would like to extend the Eclipse mechanism to allow
me to install not only Eclipse plug-ins and features, but also
standalone tools, installed in a directory outside of the //eclipse
Is this something that we can do using the Eclipse install/update
mechanism? Perhaps there are plug-ins that we can do specifically
within Install and Update?
Thanks in advance for your help.
On Monday, October 6, 2003, at 01:24 PM, Dejan Glozic wrote:
> The Eclipse Install/Update team would like to know of any and all
> where the current (2.1) Update API is used. Note that we are only
> interested in programmatic uses (i.e. referencing any of the
> classes in org.eclipse.update.core plug-in) and not actually using
> and/or update sites.
> Please send your answers to platform-update-dev mailing list only.
> Dejan Glozic, Ph.D.
> Manager, Eclipse Platform Components
> IBM Canada Ltd.
> Tel. 905 413-2745 T/L 969-2745
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