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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [tools] Eclipse JRE support
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 21:08:43 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> There's several ASF projects out there already hosting eclipse plugins and the
> infrastructure team so far wasn't all that happy if I remember correctly. I
> think that the eclipse update mechanism doesn't properly support the use of
> multiple mirrors, resulting in a lot of bandwidth being taken up from the ASF
> hardware,

Not sure what proper support you need.  We can specify mirrors from the
site description file.

> and in general has rather broken HTTP support (always a thorn in the
> eye of the ASF, where a lot of people that helped design and implement HTTP do
> the system administration!)

Maybe we should take this discussion onto the infra list ... and fix /
address concerns for all.

> We should in general not take any kind of distribution
> publishing (which this pretty much is) lightly, and shouldn't use SVN as a
> "distribution location".
> Please, let's not publish this SVN URL on the wiki or our website just yet.

I agree -- let's have a proper distribution site.


> - LSD, otherwise happy to have Geir sort it all out :-)
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 09:17:56AM +0000, Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Nathan Beyer wrote:
>>> If there's not an appropriate or designated place for the Eclipse update
>>> site, you can always check it into SVN and just point Eclipse updater to the
>>> SVN ViewCVS URL.
>> I've put the update site into our SVN here[1].  It's easy to move the
>> feature to another site if we want.
>> That URL is a bit of a mouthful though, perhaps we need a redirect from
>> http://incubator.apache.org/harmony/updates ?
>> (I'm assuming that most people know how to use an Eclipse update site to
>> install the plug-in.)
>> As always, patches, enhancements, and comments most welcome.
>> [1]
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/*checkout*/incubator/harmony/enhanced/tools/trunk/eclipse/org.apache.harmony.eclipse.site
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>>> Another nice feature of the update sites is that you can point the feature
>>> URLs to any URL and you can redirect the plug-ins using the "archive"
>>> elements.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Tim Ellison [mailto:t.p.ellison@gmail.com] 
>>> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 4:39 PM
>>> To: harmony-dev
>>> Subject: [tools] Eclipse JRE support
>>> I've put the HARMONY-127 (Eclipse plug-in for Harmony JRE support)
>>> source code into SVN.  Is there an appropriate Eclipse update site where
>>> we can host the built plug-in, or should I create one on the Harmony server?
>>> Regards,
>>> Tim
>> -- 
>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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