Hello stellar p2 team --
Thanks for the great presentations at EclipseCon.
I am trying to create a local p2 site to provide our own controlled version of Eclipse for in-house developers. As such I want to provide cross-platform support, some of our own plugins / features, and some 3rd party features which not all of our developers will want to use.
I have created a category.xml file via the PDE UI that nicely categorizes these different features. The problem I run into is that when I use either the command line or the PDE or Buckminster tools to create the p2 update site, the published site does not have the features I have specified in the categories I have created.
I have set (and fiddled around with) these properties in my build.properties file:
p2.gathering = true
#generate.p2.metadata = true
p2.flavor = tooling
p2.category.definition = file://absolute/path/category.xml
I suspect that the issue is that my RCP product does not require all the features in the categories; but those features are included by the feature I am using to define & create the categories. To clarify:
feature.xml - includes my_product_feature, other goodies (ie git features, modeling features, etc)
feature.xml - includes my_product_plugin, eclipse_rcp, eclipse_help, subversion features and other basic required stuff
What SHOULD I be doing to get the results I want?