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RE: [] Helios inclusion exception request for Marketplace Client

I am little bit anxious…


I am really excited about this tool. I have been watching the progress since it has been declared. I really like the idea and wish to have such tool in any Eclipse installation by default.


I’ve just done first test drive. I was able to install the tool from its p2 repo on my Helios M6 installation.

Well… my first impression is disappointment. The tool is either too buggy, or just I don’t understand how to use it. I feel the same way like I first saw P2 replacing the old update manager.

Just few words what exactly frustrates my first experience:

-          The search capability works, but browsing is almost impossible. I can just see the first 6 elements in the list. If I am not sure what I am searching for, then it’s hard to find it. It is not easy to explore the marketplace currently.

-          The Install button of almost everything is disabled. There is no explanation why.

-          The integration with P2 does not seem to be good. If MPC allow me to install something, this does not mean that P2 will be happy with this.

-          No documentation to help me how to use the tool – obviously I don’t know how.


This looks to me as a good proof of concept. I appreciate all the work from the team, but I think there is still some work to be done to see the rocking tool that we all wish.

Perhaps, I say nothing new to the team and they have already planned to clean up all the problems until the Helios final release. If this is the case, then I’d like to see this in the project plan. The current project plan on the MPC site is just empty.


So, I want to see some answers (especially on the project plan) before casting my vote.






From: [] On Behalf Of Markus Knauer
Sent: 16 март 2010 г. 20:42 ч.
Cc: Technology PMC; mpc-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [] Helios inclusion exception request for Marketplace Client


+1 from me

(okay, I am a bit biased but I could test the MPC in the last few days and it really looks good.)

Regards, Markus

On 16 March 2010 19:32, Wayne Beaton <wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Greetings Planning Council.

I make this request on behalf of the Marketplace Client, and the Technology PMC.

The new Eclipse Marketplace Client (MPC) project would like to join the Helios release train and is requesting an exception from the Planning Council.  MPC provides direct access from an Eclipse installation to the Eclipse-based solutions listed on Eclipse Marketplace.   You can think of it as an App Store like client for the Eclipse community  (but without the purchase ability).   We believe this will have a significant impact on promoting the Eclipse ecosystem.

The code has been under development for the last 2 months, is now feature complete and is now available in the git repository.   Our plan is to include it in the Java IDE and RPC packages for M6.

While this project has gotten off to a late start, it has progressed quickly (established project plan [1], website [2], build, etc.). The project is on track to keep up with the remaining deadlines, maintenance releases, etc. Marketplace Client is a "leaf" component, only going into a few EPP packages, so is low risk.



Wayne Beaton, The Eclipse Foundation

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