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RE: [p2-dev] policy.xml Replacement?

Title: Re: [p2-dev] policy.xml Replacement?
It's possible I'm having a brain fart but isn't the update site URL still encoded in the features (in feature.xml), or is that ignored by P2?  I recall seeing an update id in the metadata, usually the same as the IU id.  I guess that's all you need, and your update site can be anywhere. 
 
What should I do about the URL in feature.xml? Leave it out completely, or point to a dummy location?
 
Thanks for the replies,
Mark.


From: Nick Boldt [mailto:nickboldt@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sat 09/05/2009 3:52 AM
To: P2 developer discussions
Cc: Mark Melvin
Subject: Re: [p2-dev] policy.xml Replacement?

See also http://wiki.eclipse.org/Using_Policy_Files

Pascal Rapicault wrote:
> p2 can do without the policy.xml file because the metadata is location
> agnostic, whereas features always had a pointer back home.
> Consequently you simply control what is accessible by controlling the
> list of repositories available to the user.
> That said, you also have to be careful to the repositories referred to
> from within the repositories listed because some of them may include
> references to additional repos. This is especially true when the
> repository you are accessing results from the transformation of an old
> style update site where features listed URL of repos (this addition of
> reference repo is done for backward compatibility reasons).
>
> HTH
>
> PaScaL
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> Everyone,"Mark Melvin" ---05/08/2009 10:21:33 AM---Hi Everyone,
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> Date:
> 05/08/2009 10:21 AM
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> [p2-dev] policy.xml Replacement?
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>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> Is there a replacement or equivalent workflow for the old policy.xml
> file that was available in the old update manager?  This made it really
> easy to test update scenarios for installed, immutable features
> referencing an external URL by re-wiring all URLs to locally accessible
> resources.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark.
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