I think PDE is doing a good job with the target platforms. As do p2
with the installs. But as long as the qualifiers keep changing even
though the actual bundles do not, there will always be a significant
(and for people like me, painful) overhead when using the N-builds. The
only way to rectify that problem is to change the way the qualifiers
are generated in N-builds.
On 03/01/2010 10:13 PM, Curtis Windatt wrote:
> In addition to the above, it would
also help if
it was easier to
> maintain a target platform containing the latest nightly. Today,
> takes forever since most bundles change their qualifier on each
> (downloading from eclipse.org to my location isn't exactly rapid).
> same is true if I want to test the IDE using nightly builds.
There isn't much PDE can do to help here (at least
for 3.6). You can have a target definition that points at a local
N build, and then run and update that N build when convenient. Then
reload the target platform from the preference page.
Another option would be to have a target that
at the N build repo. Each time you wanted to update it you would
have to open the target and edit the version it points to and let it
Having a remote target that can be updated (and
the downloads happen in the background) is definitely on the 'do want'
list, but unfortunately won't be happening for 3.6.