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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: Proposal for a centralized Eclipse update manager site for Apache projects/software
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 16:45:30 GMT
Hi Jeffrey,

> Thanks for your response. The existing repository won't work. Unlike a 
> Java application, putting JARs on the classpath is not sufficient to make 
> Eclipse aware of these libraries. Eclipse needs to work with something 
> known as an Eclipse plug-in, which is really the JARs themselves plus a 
> couple XML configuration files. So, in order to make use of the Eclipse 
> update manager, we need to bundle the JARs, the XML configuration files 
> and other files such as license/readme/etc together in the form of an 
> Eclipse plug-in.

So are you proposing a new project or some infra work to host another
repo with these jars+metadata? And then of course support/commitment of
various projects to put stuff into that repo.


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