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[p2-dev] p2 and multi-platform installs of Eclipse
- From: "Oberhuber, Martin" <Martin.Oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 19:08:16 +0100
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- Thread-topic: p2 and multi-platform installs of Eclipse
Our Eclipse based
products have historically always been multi-platform capable installs, that is:
a single installation on disk could be run on either Windows, Linux or Solaris
host. In the past, we did this by simply extracting the 3 ZIPs into the same
location, and renaming the Launcher ("eclipse.exe", "eclipse.linux",
When adopting p2, we
found that we had to tweak a few more bits for making that happen - based on the
- Create a
"Multi-Platform" profile by editing the Platform profile for Linux and getting
rid of the x86,linux,gtk spec
- Create a
"Multi-Platform" bundles.info by merging contents of Windows+Linux+Solaris
I'm wondering if
there is any kind of documentation, known issues or other information about that
multi-platform installation case.
Anything you'd like
to point us to?
For instance, if we
"check for updates" while running on Windows, would the Linux and Solaris bits
also get updated?
Would we risk
getting an invalid installation?
Or is this scenario
just a no-no ?
Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical
Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project
Lead, DSDP PMC Member