Feature Type Factory
The platform update mechanism supports pluggable feature type
implementations. A new feature type can be registered in order
alternate packaging and verification schemes.
extension point allows alternate feature implementations to be
registered using a symbolic type identifier. Whenever the
type is referenced using this identifier, the supplied factory
is used to create the correct concrete feature implementation.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
point - must be specified as org.eclipse.update.core.featureTypes
id - must be specified. Identifies the new feature type
name - optional displayable label for the new feature type
<!ELEMENT feature-factory EMPTY>
class CDATA #REQUIRED
class - fully qualified name of the factory class for the identified feature type
The following is an example of new feature type registration:
"Custom packaged feature"
The platform supplies two standard implementations of feature
types. One representing the default packaged feature type, and
the other representing an installed feature type.
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