From Europa to Ganymede: Eclipse Packaging and Ganymatic

Bjorn Freeman-Benson (Eclipse Foundation), Markus Knauer (Innoopract), Andrew Overholt (Red Hat Canada, Ltd.)

Emerging Technologies · Long Talk
Presentation
Wednesday, 15:30, 50 minutes | Room 207 | Download in iCal Format

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Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Markus Knauer

Andrew Overholt

Did you download one of the new Eclipse Europa packages from the main eclipse.org download page?
Did you know that these packages were created by the Eclipse Packaging Project (EPP)? If you wonder how this is done and what will be changed with the next Ganymede release, this is the talk for you. We will introduce Ganymatic, the build system that is used to create the Ganymede update site, the tooling from EPP that creates the different packages, and the EPP Usage Data Collector. We will try to answer users' questions: How to build your own ready-to-run packages? What are the pitfalls and the current problems in EPP? What is the future direction of EPP? What is the overlap between EPP, Maynstall, P2?
Did you know that you can also install Eclipse packages from various Linux distributions? We will see how they are built from source and compare this with the construction of the EPP packages.

Markus Knauer works as Eclipse developer and consultant at Innoopract Information Systems. There he is involved in the development of the Yoxos Eclipse Distribution and is working on multiple projects developing Eclipse-based SDKs. He is project lead of the Eclipse Packaging Project, co-lead of the g-Eclipse project, and a member of the Eclipse Planning Council.

Andrew has been working on Eclipse-related things at Red Hat for almost 4 years now. He maintains Fedora Eclipse and leads the Linux Distros Project at eclipse.org. He is also a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Presently he is involved in the Equinox p2 effort. Andrew graduated from the University of Toronto's Engineering Science program with a BASc.

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