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Re: Active Java packagers

* Pantelis Koukousoulas <pktoss@gmail.com> [2009-06-16 08:54]:
> >> 3) Figure out a filesystem layout for plug-ins. An idea could be to do
> >> as Fedora does and use e.g., /usr/share/eclipse/<plugin_name> (thus
> >> staying out of P2's way) or figure out how to integrate apt with P2
> >> (this will need development of a debian/apt specific "touchpoint" in
> >> P2-speak, at least as I understand it.
> >
> > Integrating apt and p2 is going to be difficult.  I've thought about
> > this a _lot_ and come to the conclusion that it's easier to just use the
> > dropins mechanism.  Stuff thus go into
> > /usr/{share,lib}/eclipse/dropins/<feature_name>.
> Yeah, I know. It definitely looks hard. The benefit would be that e.g.,
> you could select CDT from P2 and have it pick up the gcc / build-essential
> dependencies by itself.

We've kicked around the idea of p2 talking to PackageKit via D-Bus.
This would be less intrusive than re-working how profile synchronization
works and wouldn't be that hard.  I think Alex may have a working


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