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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Subclipse headless packaging?

From: Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_md.pp.ru>
Date: 2007-01-25 17:53:15 CET

Thomas,

  You can create such feature yourself and link to the subclipse core
plugin to its own update site.
  Mylar does that for jira core services right now.

  regards,
  Eugene

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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