Patch Feature Discovered in Object Teams

Object Teams Jumps On The Release Train, and Off Again

Jessica Thornsby

It’s been a turbulent week for the Object Teams project…….

It’s been a turbulent week for the Object Teams project. After announcing that the project had jumped aboard the Indigo Release Train on November 13th, 2010, on November 18th, it was announced that the project has been banned from Indigo. So, what went wrong? It all comes down to a bug in the b3 aggregator (“Indigo repository does not include all the versions of jdt.core”) that led to the discovery of a so-called “patch feature” inside the repository, which replaces the jdt.core plugin with a variant. “One part of me is very happy this bug occurred because finally an issue got the attention I had tried to raise at various occasions before,” Stephan Herrmann says, “the lesson is: Installing stuff with p2 may do other things than just adding new functionality, it may change existing stuff.”

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