Eclipse has advanced quite quickly with new use-cases (RCP, Equinox, server side, etc.) and new technologies (e.g., OSGi). However Update Manager has not been enhanced to support or exploit these changes.
Let's meet and talk about how as a community we could evolve this situation and update the update manager.
Pascal is a developer with IBM Rational Software at the IBM Ottawa labs (formerly Object Technology International) since 2002, and has been developing PDE Build since then. He has also played a key role in the development of the OSGi based runtime from the first prototypes developed in the Equinox project to its integration in Eclipse. Pascal holds a Master degree from the ESSI (France) and a PhD from the University of Nice (France).