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Thread: Is it possible to package Eclipse with plugins and to make it as an installable?

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    Question Is it possible to package Eclipse with plugins and to make it as an installable?

    Hi,

    I would like to package the whole eclipse IDE along with some plugins and make it as an installable/executable. Is it possible to do this?

    I had tried File->Export option for packaging but it could package for a project within the eclipse. But my requirement is to package/bundle the eclipse IDE itself with no projects in it. With that newly created executable, I want to develop new projects.

    I would also like to know whether any open source/commercial tool is available to create an installer for eclipse.

    Kindly share your thoughts on the above requirement. Thanks in advance


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    Default Re: Is it possible to package Eclipse with plugins and to make it as an installable?

    You'd need to ask this question on an Eclipse forum. Isn't this what the eclipse download does already? Eclipse Downloads

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    Default Re: Is it possible to package Eclipse with plugins and to make it as an installable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean4u View Post
    You'd need to ask this question on an Eclipse forum. Isn't this what the eclipse download does already? Eclipse Downloads
    Hi, Thanks for your reply.

    Ur statement is right..but our requirement is to provide 'n' number of users a consistent IDE with 'x' number of required plugins & reduced size of eclipse so that all users in our project will have a consistent IDE.

    I have also posted the same question on the Eclipse forum; yet to get a reply!

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    Default Re: Is it possible to package Eclipse with plugins and to make it as an installable?

    What OS are you installing on? If it's Linux of some kind, you should be able to unpack the tar.gz, eyeball the configure / make file, remove stuff you don't want, add stuff you do and tar it all up again. As it's an open source project, you may find that all the components you need to create a *source* distribution are already included.

    Maybe you don't want a source distribution, as that requires the user to build it. If you're using a platform like Ubuntu, you could create an installable custom package using instructions like these:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGui...gesFromScratch

    The ultimate in identical development environments would be to host your IDE on the network and have thin-fat clients.

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