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Re: [epf-dev] EPF Composer platform ?

F:\epf-composer is the binary official distribution as you can download from the EPF site.

I can't shed any light on possible compatibility issues when using a more recent version. I always stick to the same version as EPF just to be as sure as can be on not having any issues. But it might work. Personally I don't use repackaged versions of Eclipse. I don't see the benefit of using repackaged versions. Typically they will lag and possibly they will lag a lot depending... And installation is a matter of download and unzip, and maybe, optionally create a shortcut.

Of course you can choose a distribution to your liking. I just choose a distribution that I think best fits EPF. Eclipse Modeling Tools I think is it. Of course when you are a Java EE person, it makes more sense to choose the Java EE distribution. 

Help > Install New Software. Correct. That should do it.

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Ismael Olea <ismael@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Onno van der Straaten <onno.van.der.straaten@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Ismael, Chris,
I created p2 repository/update site some time ago using command like below.

Thanks for the tips. I'll try to use it here (Linux machine)
So to run the command I use Eclipse SDK 3.7.2 to extract the p2 repository from the EPF installation location.

I guess you are talking about the  "F:\epf-composer" path, is it the output directoty included in the binary official distribution or should be a clone of the git sources repo?
Next I installed Eclipse Modeling Tools, the Helios release.

Hum, I think I now understand. you mean  you install this precise Eclipse distribution:

What kind of compatibility problems I can get if using a modern Eclipse version, say Juno or Kepler? Fedora Linux packages their own Eclipse version (AFAIK is the main IDE at Red Hat) so I'm trying to use it.
Eclipse Modeling Tools does have p2/equinox so then you can add EPF using the regular install new software option.

I suppose Kepler or Juno fits too, right? And the install software option you mean is [help]->[Install New Software], right? (I think there are just two different ways to install things: through this menu and the marketplace one).
From there you point to the p2 repository and you have EPF running in Eclipse Modeling Tools. Then - of course - you can install anything else you need, Subversion, Git integration and so forth. 

IMHO it would be better to distribute EPF as a p2 repository/update site. 

If you are interested in using such update site, please let me know, I will see if I can host it somewhere. 

I could host it at


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