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Re: [equinox-dev] [prov] EclipseCon installers

D'oh. What I'm looking for here is avoiding having M x N physical installer downloads (where M = # of platforms and N = # of packages). I don't expect us to make things more complicated or do more work, just working through the best possible structure given what we have now.

Thanks
Jeff

John Arthorne wrote:

I believe we need a different installer per platform (os/ws/arch), since they will have different launchers, unless there is some known way to bundle a standalone RCP application that will run on any platform. As for EPP packages, the installer works by reading an install description file that specifies what to install, where to get the bits from, etc. The description file is passed to the installer as a system property on the command line, or in the installer.ini file. Since each EPP package will just be represented by a different install description file, one could imagine a single installer with a series of scripts/batch files that pass in a different property for the description file. On the other hand, the installer is currently ~4MB (of which 2MB is SWT), so for simplicity having a separate installer per EPP per platform could also work.


John



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I forgot to ask during the call.  Can we have one installer per EPP
package?  That is, one installer that would work for multiple platforms
or do we have to have one installer for per EPP per platform?

Jeff
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