Building a full-product installer using P2
P2 provides a great framework for installing and updating Eclipse-based products. Often, a commercial product needs to include a standalone installer that can provide installation of binary files, product shortcuts, operating system add/remove entries, additions to the system path and driver installation, among other operations.
This talk will present a standalone p2-based installer that we’ve developed at Mentor Graphics. We will show how it was used for our product installer and how it can be extended and customized by others.
We will also provide a demonstration of the installer along with the sources on GitHub.