Did you take a look at the operations
bundle? It is the API that is being used by the UI.
If this is not sufficient, then you will have to directly code
against the internal of the p2 UI.
Otherwise if you were ok to run with the UI, you could use
something like SWTBot to drive the UI
On 12/02/2014 01:04 PM, Orlando Ezequiel Rincon Ferrera/Mexico/IBM
I'm looking for a way to do
headless install & upgrade in a way that is 100%
equivalent to the UI of Help > Check for updates, i.e. I
don't want to just mimic the result doing an uninstall /
install procedure (as p2 director does), but get the result
exactly as if I were using the UI.
Now, I have analyzed the
1) p2 director: It does not
have the update feature implemented (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=279659), so you can mimic it using uninstall / install of
IU, but that's not what I really need since I can not make
sure an actual update (through the Eclipse UI) is going to
give the same result.
2) Admin UI: This looked
promising but it seems the development was dropped a long time
ago, so there are no newer release of this (https://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Admin_UI_Users_Guide, http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/276250/). Also, this seems to be using p2
director under the covers (which as previous point, has no
update feature) and, of course, even it really works, would
need the effort to take the code and implement an apparently
un-existing feature to make it run headlessly.
3) I found this one recently: https://github.com/MentorEmbedded/p2-installer. It looks it could do the work,
but can't say for sure yet since I see no real working sample
So, is there any known approach
I could use to perform this Eclipse upgrade that is equivalent
to make it through the UI? Or any recommendations on the path
Thank you very much in advance
Orlando E. Rincón Ferrera.
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