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[p2-dev] updating platform plugins

For p2 ECF included 6 plugins in the platform. In a previous dialog (see below) we discussed briefly how the ECF project can/could update these 6 plugins on a schedule separate from the platform.

I just want to confirm the following...according to bug 222945 ECF can/could create a feature patch and update the six ECF plugins with that. The necessary PDE changes (to support feature patch export?) are soon to be made, but meta-data can/could be crafted by hand to do this if necessary/desired. Correct?

The build changes for requiring ECF (rather than including it in platform) have not yet been made (can't remember bug # on that)...also correct?

Note ECF will soon (after Equinox completes its move probably) be moving to the runtime project...so this will affect builds, etc.

Thanks...I've been away, but will soon begin attending p2 weekly meetings to follow up on both these things/other things.

Scott




Pascal Rapicault wrote:

That said, I believe that ECF's situation is still relatively exceptional in that it is now split between the platform and its own feature, and that ECF should not be delivered by patches and that the platform should just require ECF.


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From: John Arthorne/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA

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Equinox development mailing list <equinox-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Date: 	
05/01/2008 02:34 PM

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Re: [equinox-dev] [prov] handing of patches

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p2 now supports feature patches, so a feature patch can be used to replace a plug-in in the base platform. However, we didn't get to our desired goal of spoofing up patches automatically if the user dropped in a new version of the bundle in dropins. Here is the bug report where you can follow progress on this:


https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=222945

John