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Re: release

From: Ate Douma <ate_at_douma.nu>
Date: 2004-08-03 16:23:28 CEST

Ate Douma wrote:

>
>
> Mark Phippard wrote:
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>> Ate Douma <ate@douma.nu> wrote on 08/03/2004 06:26:50 AM:
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>>> What I also would like to see is a new site download tgz as at the
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>> company I
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>>> work doesn't have internet access at the work place.
>>> We now use our own local update site.
>>> The current site zip though still contains the invalid feature
>>
>>
>> definitions with
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>>> the embedded " inside the id attribute:
>>> id="org.tigris.subversion.subclipse.win32"0.9.12"Subclipse".
>>> I already posted a request in the user list if the site tgz could be
>>
>>
>> fixed but
>>
>>> received no response on it yet.
>>>
>>> I've already corrected it myself for now but needed other corrections
>>
>>
>> also for
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>>> which I like to ask if these could be made to the official release so we
>>
>>
>> don't
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>>> have to do those again next time.
>>>
>>> The whole idea of the site tgz is allowing it to be used offline using
>>
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>> your own
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>>> local update site.
>>> But, the site.xml and the feature.xml definitions still contain update
>>
>>
>> url
>>
>>> definitions pointing back to http://subclipse.tigris.org/update. As
>>
>>
>> result of
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>>> these, after an initial installation eclipse will try to look for
>>
>>
>> updates there
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>>> the next time (leading to irritating error dialogs).
>>> As far as I see it this is not needed at all. Can't those update url
>>
>>
>> definitions
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>>> not just be removed from the site.xml and the feature.xml (as I had to
>>
>>
>> do myself).
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>>> By default, eclipse will search for the plugins etc. relative from the
>>
>>
>> site.xml
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>>> location which still be http://subclipse.tigris.org/update if updating
>>
>>
>> online,
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>>> or from our local update site as we use it.
>>> Thus, removing those update url definitions doesn't bring anything other
>>
>>
>> than
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>>> requiring manual hacking if you need to use your own update site.
>>> Only when an update site has to be moved like it was from looney to
>>
>>
>> tigris a few
>>
>>> weeks ago this *is* a useful feature I think.
>>>
>>
>>
>> I do not think this is true. If it is, then it is a new change that I
>> have missed. If you do not supply an update site URL in your
>> feature.xml then Eclipse will not check for updates for that plugin.
>> You would always have to do it manually.
>>
>> Mark
>>
> You are correct I think. We only tested it using manual updates.
> Meanwhile, I found out how to use the update policy of the update
> manager which solves the url problems (using a local proxy).
> So please forget about the url issues and keep them in as required.
> Having the feature.xml and plugin files jarred in future updates will be
> enough :-)
The last line of my comment can be scraped. I had a similar problem with the
mevenide plugin which download zipfile also didn't had the feature.xml and
plugins jarred. I incorrectly referred to that one and is improper for your plugin.
Sorry if I caused any confusion because of this.

>
> Regards,
>
> Ate
>
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