Create Update Sites
recently I built some update sites. this is an easy process using PDE:
1. create a new Update Site Project:
2. add some Categories and add features into the Categories:
3. Synchronize and Build All:
4. Export all into File System and transfer it to the Web
…and you’re done
Make a test if your site is reachable and works – and the suddenly those things can happen:
5. Category missing
Some or all defined Categories or included Features are lost.
You have to uncheck “Group by Category” to see all included Features, but the you miss the Category Comfort.
What’s the reason – who eats the Categories ?
I tried some tips I found, but nothing helps. Sometimes Categories work, sometimes not.
I know, there are many Update Sites out there where I always have to uncheck the “Group by Category” – perhaps the same reason ?
Today I found a newsgroup entry from 2008: Problem to create Updatesite. And I tried the solution:
Remove “artifacts.jar” and “contents.jar” from your Update Site – then you’ll see the Categories you defined.
uuups: this works.
hmmm… if I want the Categories I have to remove P2 Metainformations ?
all my tests done with Helios SDK M6.
perhaps anyone has an idea how to get P2 informations and Categories working together – or should I open a bug ?