thanks for you answer, but as described in my post, I tried this solution but recognized 2 problems:
1st ) when I configure a target definition file, then I have exactly to know in which feature my bundles and all of the dependent bundles are located and select them as desired features/groups… and
with this the manifest first approach of osgi and tycho is useless.
2nd ) when I set a target definition file as my target-platform in eclipse, all contained bundles are downloaded to the local cache in eclipse. but I want just the needed bundles to be downloaded from
the p2 repository to my local cache (eclipse and/or maven) like the tycho build does.
I found a workaround for this problem, but I am not sure if this is a tycho-minded solution:
I defined a p2updatesite-project with a packaging-type eclipse-repository and set the value of includeAllDependency to true in the build-configuration of the tycho-p2-repository-plugin.
after the tycho-build I add the subfolder target/repository of the p2updatesite-projec to my target-definition in my eclipse preferences.
I am not so deep in tycho, but when tycho compiles my bundles, isn’t there a temporary target-platform where tycho resolves and compiles my bundles against? if yes, is there no way to reuse this target-platform
definition for my eclipse workbench?
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On Behalf Of Mickael Istria
Sent: Dienstag, 15. Juli 2014 10:17
Subject: Re: [tycho-user] configuring the same target-platform in eclipse like tycho is using
On 07/13/2014 12:46 PM, Gaberell, Adrian wrote:
I just set up a new maven-tycho project with 2 repositories configured in the <repositories> section.
what can I do to use for my eclipse workspace the same target-platform as maven-tycho does for building my plugins?
You'd rather use target definition files and artifacts: