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Eclipse Platform Plug-in Development Environment Guide
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Feature Overview

The Overview page serves a dual purpose:

  1. It contains two main sections that define important properties of the feature: General Information and Supported Environments.
  2. It functions as a quick reference on how to define, export and publish a feature by providing the Feature Content, Exporting and Publishing sections. These sections provide hyperlinks that, when clicked, navigate to other pages or invoke commands.

General Information

Feature Overview

An ID is mandatory and must comply with the specifications.

A Version is mandatory and must be of the form major.minor. micro.qualifier (e.g. 1.3.0).

A Name is the translatable presentation name of the feature. This field is required.

A Provider is the translatable name of the feature provider. This field is optional.

A Branding Plug-in stores branding information for primary features. If not explicitly set, Eclipse will assume that the branding plug-in has the same identifier as the feature.

The Update Site URL denotes a URL that is used by Update Manager when searching for feature updates.

The Update Site Name is the human-readable label of the referenced update site.

Supported Environments

By default, your feature is treated as universally portable. You can add constraints by providing supported Operating Systems, Window Systems, Languages and/or System Architectures. This information will be used to ensure that your feature is not installed or shown in the context that does not match these constraints.

Feature Environments

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