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Re: New Subclipse feature plugin

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-12-02 02:30:21 CET

I didn't update the update site because I didn't want to mess with you. I
will do so and let you know.

In general, when you create an eclipse feature, you should always create a
plugin with the same id. This is called a "feature plugin". I did not
want to include "core" or "ui" in the name of our feature, so I had to
create a new plugin. When you have a feature plugin, you have additional
branding opportunities within Eclipse. For example, the feature shows in
the list of installed features, along with a description and copyright.
You also have the opportunity to insert an icon in the about box. Finally,
there are other things you can do such as create a welcome page. When the
plugin is first installed, they see your welcome page. This can have some
getting started info such as defining repositories etc.. I will be
looking to add some of this in the future. If we have a logo/icon I would
have included that.

I will commit the update site so you can see.

Mark

McClain Looney <mlooney@gmail.com> wrote on 12/01/2004 05:29:35 PM:

> were you able to get the update site to build with this config? i set
> it up locallay, and the update site build complains that it can't find
> the javahl plugin. i think this may be due to the javahl plugin
> actually being a fragment.
>
> also, can you clarify the function of the feature-plugin feature?
>
>
> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 15:56:28 -0500, Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.
> com> wrote:
> > It is. The project names are "feature" and "feature-plugin". The
latter
> > provides some branding for the feature.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > McClain Looney <mlooney@gmail.com> wrote on 12/01/2004 03:52:34 PM:
> >
> >
> >
> > > yes indeed, check it in
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 20:24:37 -0500, Mark Phippard
> > <markp@softlanding.com> wrote:
> > > > Just an fyi...
> > > >
> > > > I have tested the "single" feature on Eclipse 3.0.1 on Windows,
Suse 9
> > and
> > > > OS X Panther. All worked fine. So, if we want to go this route,
it
> > looks
> > > > like it works. I think it is better for the following reasons:
> > > >
> > > > 1) Should work on all Eclipse supported platforms (obviously they
> > need
> > > > JavaHL as well for now). Currently, we artificially do not
support
> > Motif
> > > > or Fox on Linux. Nor any of the Unix platforms (Solaris, AIX,
QNX,
> > etc..)
> > > >
> > > > 2) Easier for us to have one feature.
> > > >
> > > > 3) Logical. Does it the same as Eclipse itself.
> > > >
> > > > 4) If 3rd parties want to extend Subclipse, they just have one
> > feature to
> > > > depend on.
> > > >
> > > > 5) We can still support platform-specific functionality from the
> > single
> > > > feature. Currently, we just need Win32, but we could still do
others
> > if
> > > > needed.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > Mark
> > > >
> > > >
> >
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