2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2006 7:19 PM by Jarkko Lietolahti

    Request: easiest way ever to install Eclipse features/plugin

    Jarkko Lietolahti Novice

      .. is IMHO to use http://help.eclipse.org/help30/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/product_extension.htm

      Pros:
      + Very easy to toggle JBossIDE on / off (or switch versions ). Just modify contents of links-directory.
      Cons:
      - None

      Contents of file eclipse/links/org.jboss.eclipseide.link


      path=/home/jarkko/eclipse-features/jbosside-beta2


      home/jarkko/eclipse-features/jbosside-beta2 has the contents
      eclipse/
      eclipse/.eclipseextension
      eclipse/features/
      eclipse/features/org.jboss.ide.eclipse.as.feature_1.0.0.Beta2
      eclipse/features/org.jboss.ide.eclipse.ejb3.feature_1.1.0.Beta2
      eclipse/features/org.jboss.ide.eclipse.feature_2.0.0.Beta2
      eclipse/features/org.jboss.ide.eclipse.jbosscache.feature_2.0.0.Beta2
      eclipse/features/org.jbpm.gd.jpdl.feature_3.0.12
      eclipse/plugins/
      eclipse/plugins/org.jboss.ide.eclipse.as.core_1.0.0.Beta2
      eclipse/plugins/all.the.rest.plugins (from unzip all the nondeps JBossIDE beta 2 zip)
      eclipse/plugins/you.get.the.idea

      Contents of .eclipseextension

      name=JBossEclipseIDE
      id=org.jboss.eclipseide
      version=2.0.0


      To uninstall JBossIde just remove the file org.jboss.eclipseide.link from the links-directory. To reinstall JBossIde put it back there ;)


        • 1. Re: Request: easiest way ever to install Eclipse features/pl
          Jarkko Lietolahti Novice

          Oh, too many eclipse directories. There're two different main(eclipse) directories here, one for the Eclipse installation and one for the JBossIDE installation.

          The directory which contains eclipse/links/ is just "fresh" Eclipse installation (contains the executable eclipse file and all the base features and plugins ).

          And the directory which contains .eclipseextension doesn't contain anything else than .eclipseextension, features and plugins. So two different locations.

          This solution keeps your (real) Eclipse installation directory clean and also allows multiple Eclipse installations to use the same JBossIDE installation.

          • 2. Re: Request: easiest way ever to install Eclipse features/pl
            Jarkko Lietolahti Novice

            Almost forgot the request ;)

            Provide downloadable JBossIde zip which contains all the JBossIDE features/plugins packaged in the way described above (nodeps). And maybe a template links/org.jboss.eclipse.lnk file. Then all that needs to be done is to edit the lnk file with a proper path pointing to the unzipped directory and (re)start Eclipse with JBossIDE powers.