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From "Adam Lally" <ala...@alum.rpi.edu>
Subject Re: Is there any way to make CDE installation easier?
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2007 17:50:49 GMT
On 4/28/07, Mirko Jahn <mirkojahn@gmail.com> wrote:
> For using an update site with features, we don't need to change
> anything in the existing plug-ins. We only need to create a new
> feature (with the Eclipse Wizard) and point to the UIMA plug-ins. So
> far so good.
>
> The only problem, as far as I know is, that we can't refer to
> features, which are not part of our site within a feature as include.
> But we can define dependencies on a particular EMF plugin/feature as
> required (see: http://help.eclipse.org/help32/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/reference/misc/feature_manifest.html).
>
> If I got it right from the spec of an update site
> (http://help.eclipse.org/help32/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/reference/misc/update_sitemap.html)
> we can refer to external features by url. In that case, the "add
> required" Button in Eclipse update manager should do the job in
> finding all required plug-ins.
>
> I haven't tested that yet, but after a short look into the Eclipse
> help, it looks like a possible way.
>
> -- Mirko
>

I wanted to bring this thread back to everyone's attention.  The idea
of creating a new feature sounded promising.  Any chance we can get
this done? (Mirko, would you be willing to submit a patch?)  The
difficulty of installing our plugins and the right EMF version
continues to bite us.

-Adam

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