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RE: [equinox-dev] Will P2 ever support install handlers that execute code?


Yes, touchpoints in p2 are the intended replacement for UM install handlers. I can't quite say they will have the same functionality, because the p2 install process is quite different from UM. In many ways the touchpoint concept is more advanced: everything in p2 is actually installed on disk by touchpoints, so it is much more of a first class concept than install handlers were in UM.

John



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I did read this note before asking my question.  I canât quite parse the last sentence.  Are you saying that 3.5 will have Touchpoint enhancements that provide the same functionality as the UM install handlers?
 
Also see:  http://www.eclipse.org/newsportal/article.php?id=76463&group=eclipse.platform#76463.  The author of this note believes that Touchpoint will never provide install handlers.
 
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I have been reading about P2 and its lack of support for update manager style install handlers, and the touchpoint technology in various places.  

 
We (Curl Development Tools for Eclipse) use an install handler to write a property file that we later use to find and launch our RTE.

 
From reading the Touchpoint instructions at your wiki, it looks like the p2 in 3.4 is not able to execute install handler code like the update manager.  Right?

 
Question:  Will P2 be able to do that in some version?  When?

 
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