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Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs by Chris Laffra, John Arthorne

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Chapter 14. Productizing an Eclipse Offering

In this chapter, we look at turning an Eclipse configuration into a product. When an Eclipse product is created, the anonymous collection of plug-ins takes on application-specific branding, complete with custom images, splash screen, and launcher. In creating your own product, you typically also need to write an installer and uninstaller and consider how your users will obtain and upgrade your product.

FAQ 250: What is an Eclipse product?

Strictly speaking, a product is an extension to the extension point called org.eclipse.core.runtime.products. The purpose of a product is to define application-specific branding on top of a configuration of Eclipse plug-ins. Minimally, a product defines the ID of the ...

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