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Installation of custom components manually

Hello,

because the client-side Design Studio envirment is running on a terminal server and Dashboard Designer should not be respoinsible for installing/updating of custom components, our client likes to create some kind of 'installation/update script'  which automatically installs/updates the chosen custom components for a certain user.

For that, I need to know how to install an extension manually (with copy/paste of files & edit of file-content).

What I know so far:

- All responsible files for custom addons can be found in the Analysis-config folder within the user files.

- The generated plugin.jar goes into Analysis-config/plugin folder

- The generated feature.jar has to be unzipped and goes into Analysis-config/features folder

- The generated artifact.jar has to be unzipped and the 2 artifacts of the custom component within the XML go into the Analysis-config/artifact.xml file

     - In addition here: the feature-artifact of the custom component gets the following new attribute

<repositoryProperties size='1'>

        <property name='artifact.folder' value='true'/>

</repositoryProperties>


- Within the Analysis-config/config/org.eclipse.update/platform.xml file you have to add a new entry for the feature and its meta information

That's all I know so far.

However, if I follow the steps above (which I found out by myself), my addon does not appear within the Design Studio envirment as a new, custom component. If I install the add-on via the regular way (tools -> install custom extension) everything works fine.

Anyone likes to share his / her experience with such scripts / ideas ?

Thanks and kind regards

Wladimir

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