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From "Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot" ...@marcelot.net>
Subject Re: [Studio] Eclipse plugin snapshot update
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:11:53 GMT
Ah yeah,

I omitted to read the most important part of the JBoss documentation:
Section "Better management of external plugins".

I like this solution.

+1 for it.

Pierre-Arnaud

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org> wrote:

> Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
> > Well, I was thinking we could tell our users they need to copy/paste
> > the content of the 'plugins' and 'features' folders of the ZIP on the
> > corresponding folders of their Eclipse installation.
> >
> > That's not a very difficult task, so I think they can do it easily.
> Yes, that's easy. But you pollute your eclipse installation this way
> with nightly snapshot you want to be able to change them easily. The way
> it's done by jboss you have a link to a directory which is 'static'. The
> directory itself can be deleted and/or updated (delete content and unzip
> newer nightly snapshot) easier than removing the copied plugins/features
> jars from an eclipse installation and recopy the newer ones.
> Note that you'll be forced to delete the older jars all because you
> never now if the are obsolete within a newer nightly release.
>
> That's way the solution using the link stuff should be proferred IMO.
>
> >
> > Pierre-Arnaud
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Felix Knecht <felixk@apache.org
> > <mailto:felixk@apache.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
> >     > Hi Felix,
> >     >
> >     > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Felix Knecht
> >     <felixk@apache.org <mailto:felixk@apache.org>
> >     > <mailto:felixk@apache.org <mailto:felixk@apache.org>>> wrote:
> >     >
> >     >
> >     >     > Unfortunately, Eclipse won't be able to find an update
> >     between two
> >     >     > builds of this nightly update site (as the version number
> >     will stay
> >     >     > the same). The solution would be to uninstall Studio's
> >     features and
> >     >     > plugins before re-installing them with the update site.
> >     >     IMO this is too complex for a 'normal' user. Thus I'd vote
> >     only for 2.
> >     >
> >     >
> >     > Yeah, but I don't think a "normal" user would try to use a nightly
> >     > version of Studio. ;)
> >     >
> >     > However, I think solution 2 is enough and as we already have the
> zip
> >     > generated at each build.
> >     Nope. This zip must have another directory structure to make it
> >     work. It
> >     must look like
> >
> >     eclipse
> >      \ plugins
> >      \ features
> >
> >     Otherwise it won't work :-(
> >
> >
> >     > We just need to deploy it aside the other already available
> >     downloads.
> >     >
> >     > Pierre-Arnaud
> >
> >
>
>

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