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The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 by Heiko Böck

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C H A P T E R  25

Auto Update Services API

With its plugin manager the NetBeans Platform provides a useful tool to the user. With this tool, individual parts of applications (single modules or several related modules) can be installed, uninstalled, activated, deactivated, or updated. It is possible to directly access these functionalities by means of the Auto Update Services A PIand create really different applications.

It is possible to access all existing modules because of the class UpdateManager. One module (unit) is represented by the class UpdateUnit; this class is a kind of wrapper for different elements. Such elements could be

  • The installed module itself
  • The module which had been installed for the current locale setting
  • The predecessor ...

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