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Re: [equinox-dev] provisioning self hosting

I helped Andrew O. with the self hosting setup and what became apparent at
that time was this is *not* a getting started scenario for someone just
willing to step through an installation. This setup is interesting for two
groups of people, the tool smiths willing to understand how provisioning
and PDE will be reconciliated in 3.4, and people willing to setup complex
provisioning scenario without writing metadata manually. However those
expectations were not clear, and scared people away from provisioning.

Rather than building up this page I would appreciate if you could split the
self hosting doc into its separate page.

PaScaL


                                                                           
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In looking through provisioning bug reports recently there have been a few
cases where people have expressed frustration or problems with their
selfhosting setup.    The configuration is currently quite sensitive but
does seem to work quite well if you know how to care for it.  A while ago I
took a stab at a selfhosting How-to on the wiki

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_Provisioning_Getting_Started#Setting_up_selfhosting

This is pretty bare bones and does not have some level of detail needed in
real life (e.g., the metadata locations to delete in case of problems etc)

Since selfhosting is so central to the development workflow, it would be
great to refine the steps in the howto and hightlight the pitfalls/cures.
What I propose is to work with anyone and everyone who is having
selfhosting problems and then document the problems and solutions as well
enhance the steps based on feedback.

It might be most effective if we simply scheduled a selfhosting call and
people with problems/contributions could dial in.  Alternatively, we could
use part of the regular provisioning call (if there are alot of people
interested/having problems).  Alternatively, if there are only a few
people, one on one might work.

Thoughts?

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