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From Peter Klügl (JIRA) <...@uima.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (UIMA-3534) better Eclipse plugin version management
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:46:51 GMT

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Peter Klügl commented on UIMA-3534:
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Sounds reasonable, but it would maybe be easier if the link is specified in the composite
repository.

I know that this solution is not preferred, but I wanted to mention it anyway. If we have
one update site for each release, then the composite repository can simply point to the update
sites on the archive site, I think. dist.apache.org would then only contain the latest update
site.

> better Eclipse plugin version management
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: UIMA-3534
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/UIMA-3534
>             Project: UIMA
>          Issue Type: Brainstorming
>          Components: Eclipse plugins
>            Reporter: Marshall Schor
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Our current Eclipse update site design has one file tree -and under that, several individual
big-project (e.g. uimaj, ruta, etc) subsites, each having an independent update site just
for that project.
> The subsites have (today) all the versions of the plugins/features. As time marches on,
the subsites can grow large due to older versions.  I think we need a way to follow the spirit
of Apache mirroring, and keep just the current or active releases on the mirrors, and have
a seamless way to access the older things on the apache archive.
> There may be a fairly painless way to do this if we can have each subsite "link" to the
archive site, and let Eclipse do the merging.   It would be good if we could set this up so
the normal way of managing this (i.e., you delete the older releases from the dist.apache.org/
svn, and the disappear from the mirrors, but are still on the archive site.



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