Part 5 of my Galileo Reviews around Target Platforms. An Overview of this blog series can be found here.
Target Platform Locations
But there are more kinds of Target Platform locations.
Add Locations lets you select sources where the Plug-ins come from:
- from Software Site (we already did this)
- from Installation
- from Features
- from Directories
Add Plug-Ins from another Eclipse Installation
Thats really cool 🙂 you can select one of your Eclipse Installations and select this as your Source.
As you already know I’m just working from a Cocoa-64-bit SDK Installation. There’s another Eclipse 3.5 Installation on my disk: Eclipse EPP RCP Cocoa-32-bit:
Select your Eclipse Installation Folder.
“Next >” gives you a preview of the content:
“Finish” adds the Location to your current Target definition:
Add Plug-ins from Features of other Eclipse Installations
Instead of selecting a complete Installation you can also select one or more Features of an Installation:
As before you select the Eclipse Folder of an Installation and then you’ll see the list of the Features contained at this Eclipse Installation.
Normaly the list contains only the highest available versions. Sometimes you want to define a Target Definition from older Versions: then you have to check “use specific version”
You can select one or more Features and click “Finish” to add them to your current Target definition.
Add Plug-ins from 3rdParty Software Site
You can also add as much Plug-ins as you need from as much Software Sites as you need.
As described in an earlier blog of this series you define all your SoftwareSites under Preferences.
Let’s try the UpdateSite Ed Merks blogged about: “Galileo Plus”
Select what you need – after clicking “Finish” your Locations look like:
Add Plug-ins from Directories
As last option you can choose Plug-ins (bundles) stored in Directories. This is very handy if a Plug-in provider has no Software Update sites and provides only downlaods.
Choose a folder containing Plug-ins (bundles):
Clicking on “Next >” gives you a preview:
Click on “Finish” to add the content to your Target Definition.
Fine-tuning your selected Plug-ins (bundles)
Now we have made selections from different kind of locations: Directory, Installation, Feature and Software Site.
You can do some fine-tuning we’ll talk about in my next blog “Manage Plug-ins (bundles) in Eclipse Target Platform”