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  • Now on OpenNTF: Open Eclipse Update Site - based on IBM’s template but with extended functionality

    Karsten Lehmann  6 December 2013 19:16:01
    I just created a new project on OpenNTF called "Open Eclipse Update Site".

    The Open Eclipse Update Site database is based on the OpenNTF project "Eclipse Update Site (updatesite.ntf)" from IBM with additional functionality, e.g.
    • Mac Notes Client support (no SWT error messages like in the original template)
    • View action to delete selected features from the database (no need to delete all like in the original template)
    • Support for headless builds (automatic generation of update site, e.g. in a Jenkins server):
      database contains an agent called "(API)" that can be called to delete all content and import an update site from the local disk

    Comments

    1Christian Guedemann  07.12.2013 12:59:55  Now on OpenNTF: Open Eclipse Update Site - based on IBM’s template but with extended functionality

    Hello Karsten

    Sounds great. Do you think, we should add you project to the OpenNTF Essentials Toolbox and use as base for the OpenNTF Essentials Runtime?

    I like your approache for a headless build. On my wishlist would be a agent, which calls an exisitng updatesite on the web and do the update from this site. This would make OpenNTF Essentials much more powerfull.

    Best regards and thanks for you engagement on the OpenNTF Community

    Christian

    2Karsten Lehmann  08.12.2013 23:50:11  Now on OpenNTF: Open Eclipse Update Site - based on IBM’s template but with extended functionality

    Hi Christian,

    yes, sure, feel free to use the new update site database for the OpenNTF Essentials Toolbox!

    There's another thing that might be interesting. The XPages2Eclipse toolkit project on OpenNTF has an update site database modification where I automatically create the widget code to install a feature (e.g. insert server/filepath in XML, insert it into a MIME item, display the form with the widget). If I find the time, I will add this to the Open Update Site project as well.

    Best regards,

    Karsten

    3John Dalsgaard  09.12.2013 15:10:18  Now on OpenNTF: Open Eclipse Update Site - based on IBM’s template but with extended functionality

    Great work, Karsten

    And YES that should definitely be used in Essentials ;-)

    The more and the better everybody gets at deploying using update sites the better. And for that we need improvements like you have done (and planned for widgets!)

    /John

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