RT Packaging Project Proposed

EclipseRT-Based Packages Create New Runtime Platform

The RT Packaging project (RTP) has been proposed under the Eclipse Packaging Project. This project aims to utilise existing EclipseRT technologies to create one or more packages for setting up a runtime platform for different platforms and architectures. Initially, the possible set of platforms will be Debian and Ubuntu (.deb), Fedora and SuSe (.rpm), Windows (.exe) and Mac OS X (.pkg). The project will also create a configuration tool for building and extending the packages. This tool will be part of the RT packaging website, and users will have the option of including it in an RT package, to reconfigure and update the package after downloading. The RTP project might also create more advanced packages, which utilise additional EclipseRT technologies.

The initial contributions will be made by Equinox and Jetty, who have created an EclipseRT starter kits, which will serve as templates to create the first two RTP project packages.

Jessica Thornsby

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