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Building EPP packages

Markus Knauer (EclipseSource)

Making For Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Monday, 14:30, 25 minutes | Stevens Creek

Tags: Build and Continuous Integration , Emerging Technology
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Several million downloads. Year after year, release train after release train.

The EPP project creates all those packages that are available for download from the main Eclipse download site. Do you want to learn how those packages have been built? Do you have special requirements that are not fulfilled by the standard packages? Are you working on a platform that is not supported by EPP? Or do you want to start maintaining a new package?

In this short talk we'll give you a quick overview of the packaging technology and the processes that generally go unnoticed by users downloading bits from the Eclipse Foundation.

Markus Knauer works as Eclipse developer and consultant at EclipseSource. 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 and creates all those packages that can be downloaded from the Eclipse Foundation website, co-lead of the g-Eclipse project that is building a framework which allows to easily work in a Grid Computing or Cloud Computing environment, a member of the Eclipse Planning Council as representative for EclipseSource and elected member of the Architecture Council.

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