Yes, Mylyn's discovery UI is pretty much what I'm looking for.
The missing part would be something that would allow to uninstall
as easily. Or another similar UI, listing only the installed
components, to do just that. Right now, having to go to Help ->
About Eclipse -> Installation details and seeing all installed
components is not very intuitive. Since we want users to discover
experimental features, we don't want them to get stuck if they
don't like them and have to read doc to find how to remove them.
Thanks for pointing this out. I'll look at it and see what can be
done for easy uninstallation.
On 2017-03-24 03:42 PM, Pascal
You may be interested in the p2 discovery UI.
In the attached screenshot you can see it being used by Mylyn.
On 3/24/2017 12:26 PM, Genevieve Bastien wrote:
I am a developer on the Trace Compass project and I am working
on a feature to automatically install/update/uninstall
experimental features (Eclipse plugins in an update site). I was
thinking of using p2 for this of course.
My idea is to create a wizard that would list all features (in
the sense of Eclipse feature group) of the update site with
their current status (installed/upgrade available/not
installed). The user would select the actions to do for each,
and then I would call sequentially, if needed, the uninstall
wizard, update wizard and install wizard with the appropriate
First, does it sound like a good plan? I started implementing
this and it works, at least with the install wizard, I haven't
tried many wizards in a row yet. Any advice on this?
Also, I will need to unit test this and would like to use the p2
testing facilities. We are using a target platform. Are the
o.e.e.p2.tests plugins published anywhere?
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