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Eclipse Rich Client Platform: Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java™ Applications by Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 14. Adding Update

Hyperbola is ready to ship. But what about the next version? What if there is a bug? And what about all this XMPP extensibility we talked about earlier? How can users get updates or find cool new features?

The Eclipse Platform includes an Update component that discovers and installs updates to both existing function and totally new function. This is exactly what we need for Hyperbola in the long run.

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn about the end-user facilities provided by Update.

  • Add update capabilities to the target platform and to Hyperbola.

  • Learn about features and create a feature for Hyperbola.

Getting Update Plug-ins

Using the steps outlined in Chapter 13, “Adding Help,” get the following plug-ins and add them to the ...

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