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Eclipse Platform Plug-in Development Environment Guide
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Feature Builds with p2

Defining the new property:

p2.gathering = true

will cause a few changes for feature builds. See also the page for feature metadata layout.

In particular, instead of producing per-platform archives, the build will produce a single p2 repository which is a group of all the platforms. Effectively this is forcing an implicit groupConfigurations=true .

The following is a list of related properties (old and new):

p2.gathering Set to true to turn on p2 publisher based builds.
p2.build.repo The local build time p2 repository, default is ${buildDirectory}/buildRepo. Results will be mirrored from here to the final archive location.
groupConfigurations p2.gathering=true has the implicit effect of setting groupConfigurations=true. To control the output format of the archive use the group.group.group configuration.
generate.p2.metadata This is property for the old metadata generator integration. It has no affect when p2.gathering=true.
p2.metadata.repo
p2.artifact.repo
These properties were associated with generate.p2.metadata and have no affect on feature builds when p2.gathering=true because the default behaviour in this case is to create a p2 repository. (However, these properties do affect product builds).
p2.metadata.repo.name
p2.artifact.repo.name
Optional, these properties will be used to name the final feature repository.
p2.compress Set to true to compress the final feature repository xml into a jar.
p2.flavor No affect for feature builds, but does affect product builds.
p2.publish.artifacts No affect when p2.gathering=true (Old property)
p2.root.name
p2.root.version
No affect when p2.gathering=true (Old property)
p2.context.repos Define context repositories. See reusing metadata.
repoBaseLocation A folder containing repositories to transform using <p2.repo2runnable> . See also reusing metadata.
transformedRepoLocation The folder containing the output of <p2.repo2runnable> . See also reusing metadata.
p2.category.site A URL to a site.xml file used to define categories.
p2.category.definition A URL to a category.xml file used to define categories.
p2.category.prefix Define a prefix to ensure unique ids for category IUs generated from site/category files that don't use unique names.
skipMirroring Skip the mirroring step, no final archive is created. Build results are found in ${p2.build.repo}.

 
 
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