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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 25. The Last Mile

We are now down to what telephone companies call “the last mile”—actually delivering the product to the end-users. There are, of course, many different ways that you can deliver Hyperbola and other Eclipse-based products. Here we cover some of these options and detail other issues related to installing and configuring Eclipse-based products on the user’s machine. In particular, we cover:

  • delivery techniques such as archives, native installers, update sites, and JNLP

  • initializing an install before first use

  • delivering pre-configured installs

  • setting up shared installs

Archives

The simplest and most widely supported delivery mechanism is using standard zip and tar archive files. As you have seen, the Eclipse tooling directly ...

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