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Re: [p2-dev] Re: Encountered several problems with self-provisioning RCP application
Profiles are held in a profile registry. A profile registry can contain several profiles potentially representing completely different instances of eclipse (1). The list of profiles in a registry can be obtained from the IProfileRegistry.getProfiles(). When an instance of eclipse runs, it has access to a profile registry, however it needs to be told who it is (its profile ID) and set itself as the default profile (aka self profile). The communication of its identity to an eclipse instance is done through the eclipse.p2.profile property (see config.ini).
Profiles result from a p2 installation, they are the p2 representation of what makes your application (see http://help.eclipse.org/ganymede/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/p2_director.html)
If you are launching your app from within your IDE, the fact that you don't have a profile (or this profile is not filled) is a known tooling issue (not a trivial one) and it may be addressed in 3.5.
If you are seeing this pb while running your app once deployed, it is because the application you are running has *not* been installed using p2 and therefore you don't have a corresponding profile.
"Frank Du" ---20/11/2008 04:21:53 PM---Well, I went back to a previous reply by Susan at http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/p2-dev/msg004
"Frank Du" <du.qixing@xxxxxxxxx>
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20/11/2008 04:21 PM
[p2-dev] Re: Encountered several problems with self-provisioning RCP application
Well, I went back to a previous reply by Susan at http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/p2-dev/msg00447.html. After carefully review it, I imported org.eclipse.equinox.p2.ui.sdk as Source Project, and added it to launcher. Then debug the code, and found that the error message is caused by a null profile Id at:
line: profileId = ProvSDKUIActivator.getSelfProfileId();
The variable profileId is null. So I fake one 'p2-maildemo-profile', lol...
Now the "Software Updates and Add-ons" dialog can show up. However, the Installed Software list is empty. I added the local repository. Tried to do the update. Another error message appeared, claiming: Profile id p2-maildemo-profile is not registered. The complaint is fair enough, since I faked it.
Now my question changes to: Where could I find all the registered profile ids? Or how could I register one for my RCP application? Thanks so much in adavance!
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Frank Du <du.qixing@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am exploring self-provisioning RCP application. I followed the steps in Kai's blog, and encountered several problems. Please help to check how I could make it works:
1. At step 7, when I click Help -> Software Update menu, it says 'Cannot launch the Update UI. This installation has not been configured properly for Software Updates.' It happens when being launched from eclipse. Nothing happens with an exported build. Is there any configuration that I missed? How to configure it?
2. At step 11, I can't do it since Software Update menu does not work.
3. Then I clicked the menu Help -> About RCP Product -> Plug-in Details. In the plug-in list, the RCP is updated to new version 1.0.1. However, its icon is broken. Does it mean that the update is broken?
Thanks so much for the help in advance! Have a nice day!
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