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Re: New Subclipse feature plugin

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-12-02 03:09:16 CET

OK, I committed the changes to the update site. It builds fine for me. I
updated your bumprev.sh script, but double-check it.

Also, I will leave it to you to delete the now obsolete 3 feature projects
when you are comfortable with all of this and have the build working.

Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> wrote on 12/01/2004 08:30:21 PM:

> 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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