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Re: [equinox-dev] [prov] p2 / browser integration


The suggestions apply to the new UI, there's nothing super cool/new here (yet).  There is one level of nesting removed in that you can paste in any URL without having to first go to a local/archive/remote site page.  It will take any protocol and pass to the repo manager.  

So that would make it easy to do as you suggest below...copy/paste or drag and drop a link into the repo page, or even better, into the "available features" tab without having to open a dialog to see what sites you have.  Just drag the link and now you've got new software in the list.  I've opened a bug for this suggestion, as it is simple and doesn't require any underlying support.
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=207220

The "one click download/install" issue is way cooler, but I'm not looking into that just yet....

susan


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Forgot to mention some simple approaches we could also consider for the UpdateManager:

1. The UI could detect a standard http:// site or feature URL on the clipboard, or allow the user to
paste it easily into the main UM dialog without forcing them to "Add Remote Site..."

or even better,

2. The UI could allow links to be drag and dropped from the browser, into the main Eclipse workbench
or the UM, kicking off the install.  Providing sample "Eclipse package, drag to install" graphics
for use on the web could make this more intuitive.

(Susan, I haven't looked at the new UI yet, so please forgive me if some of this is no longer
applicable)

-Brett

Jeff McAffer wrote:
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> I agree that forcing people to browse via Elcipse is unfortunate.  It
> will address some of the usecases but not all.
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> As for XPI, I'm not sure we need to define some new packaging.  We have
> the p2 stuff so all we really need to do is give p2 enough data that is
> knows what it is to install.  In theory this could be as simple as the
> ID and version of an IU.  p2 does the rest based on the current settings
> etc of the agent.  XPI seemed like overkill in our situation.
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> * Chris Aniszczyk <zx@xxxxxxxxxx> [2007-10-23 10:36]:
>  > If you use the Eclipse browser to browse download sites or something
>  > like EPIC
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> While I completely agree that we need some easy method of installing and
> that it would be ideal to do so from a web browser, wouldn't this
> solution require one to basically do all of their browsing from within
> Eclipse?
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> As hard as it will be, I think native handlers are the way to go here.
> I'd love to be proven wrong, though, because I know how difficult it
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