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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Subclipse headless packaging?

From: Roy Paterson <roy.paterson_at_smartbearsoftware.com>
Date: 2007-01-25 16:15:30 CET

There are other options - your feature could reference the subclipse
core plugin using an <archive> tag in the site.xml file.

Roy

Thomas Hallgren wrote:
> Hi,
> Buckminster has a headless tool that is capable of configuring itself
> from remote update sites (it make use of the Eclipse update manager in a
> headless way). Now I'm facing the following problem:
>
> Buckminster has a org.eclipse.buckminster.svn plugin. It is dependent on
> the org.tigris.subversion.subclipse.core. Particular care has been taken
> not to introduce any UI dependencies in order to keep everything mean
> and lean for headless execution. I really appreciate the separation
> that's been done in subclipse in this respect.
>
> We also have an org.eclipse.buckminster.svn.headless.feature. It imports
> all needed headless eclipse platform plugins and our svn plugin. It also
> expresses a requirement on the org.tigris.subversion.subclipse.core
> (i.e. it must be installed prior to installing our headless svn
> feature). My problem is, using a headless installer, how can I get hold
> of that? You don't make a headless feature available and I don't get
> passed the point where the installer informs me that I must install all
> the UI components before installing your feature.
>
> I see two solutions to this problem:
> 1. We make the subclipse core plugin available at eclipse.org and
> include it in our feature. I'm not sure we can do that. Would Subclipse
> allow it? Will Eclipse allow it? Also, doing that would impose the
> burden of maintining updates for this plugin. A burden that you already
> must carry.
> 2. You could publish a new feature that only included the headless parts
> of subclipse.
>
> Needless to say, I think solution #2 would be much better.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Kind Regards,
> Thomas Hallgren
>
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